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LAX Ends "No Fun Stores" Policy, Looks for New Retail

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For reasons that remain obscure, LAX used to take pride in having fewer concessions than any other airport in America—their motto was "We are an airport, not a shopping mall," according to today's LA Times—but that era will soon come to an end. The airport wants to fill 42 retail spaces with new businesses by September, and they're looking for "more cutting-edge, more contemporary and more L.A.-centric approaches." If we were a struggling local bookstore, we'd be bidding immediately. (After all, where else are people guaranteed to buy books?) But we suspect this is going to go in another direction: Kitson LAX, anyone?
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