Where I live there are so many similar stores right next to each other! There are 3 Mexican places in the same area. A phone store is on every corner. We don't have any shoe stores besides the ones in the mall or in other stores. When I went to Lake George last summer there were about 5 mini golf courses, 2 haunted houses and a gazillion ice cream stores(more or less) How can these places thrive with all of the competition nearby? I know that those haunted houses in Lake George give you a deal. If you go to both places you get a discount. The others don't seem to do as well. I would love to know if the people who make these decisions didn't research well enough, don't care they won't make a suitable profit, or just don't have common sense. Aren't there laws against this too many of the same thing in one area? If your buying a space for your business check it out and preferably before you buy it ;)
How many of the stores in your area are too similar?