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    brick-and-mortar business vs. permanent shop

    I found the following two compounds in two different dictionaries, however, I'm not sure about their meaning and in what kind of contexts they can be used. Both of them should mean a store/shop made of bricks, as opposed to market stalls and stands that can be easily moved. I'd like to ask you, do you see any difference between them? If you do, what is it?

    brick-and-mortar business
    permanent shop/store

    Would these work? Is the meaning of both of them the same?
    They're a new Internet company, so they don't have any brick-and-mortar businesses.
    They're a new Internet company, so they don't have any permanent stores/shops.
    Last edited by CarloSsS; 11-Jul-2012 at 15:31.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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