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    a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Hello.

    In the city where I live, there are some streets with many stores which sell the same product. For example, there is one street in which all stores sell electronic devices. There is another street where all stores sell home appliance. In my language we say "common appliance area". It doesn't make sense in English because it's a literal translation.

    Is there a word for that in English? An area/neighborhood where you can find many stores which sell the same product.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    I can't think of any of that type in my region, and I think it would be unusual. What would be the advantage to both the buyer and the seller offering the same product?

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankee View Post
    I can't think of any of that type in my region, and I think it would be unusual. What would be the advantage to both the buyer and the seller offering the same product?
    I live in a mega city. So, it's possible that such business areas can be found in very big cities. I don't know about the sellers, but it's convenient for the buy. You can go to many different stores which are next to one another and see different brands and prices.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    I don't know of such a phrase but that might be because I've never heard of such an area. The closest thing I've ever seen is Skrydlof in Chania, Crete, which is a whole street selling nothing but leather goods.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Hello.

    In the city where I live, there are some streets with many stores which sell the same product. For example, there is one street in which all stores sell electronic devices. There is another street where all stores sell home appliances. In my language we say "common appliance area". It doesn't make sense in English because it's a literal translation.

    Is there a word for that in English? An area/neighborhood where you can find many stores which sell the same product?
    There's not one word. It depends on the place. Sometimes we use:

    - district: the Garment District, the theater district
    - row: Music Row
    - market: the fish market

    Local custom dictates the word.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    What about speciality store?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    That would work for the individual stores but wouldn't describe an entire street that's filled with those speciality stores.
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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    There's not one word. It depends on the place. Sometimes we use:

    - district: the Garment District, the theater district
    - row: Music Row
    - market: the fish market

    Local custom dictates the word.
    Okay. Does it make sense to say this?

    I'm going to the home appliances district to buy me a washing machine.

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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    It makes sense only in places where there is known to be such a district.
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    Re: a area/street with a lot of specific stores in it

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Okay. Does it make sense to say this?

    I'm going to the home appliances district to buy me myself a washing machine.
    Please note correction.

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