going dark

going dark

A slang expression for a retail store closing its doors and discontinuing operations at a particular site. Many shopping center and strip center leases prohibit an anchor store—the one that draws traffic to the center and assists the smaller stores with business—from going dark. Without the clause,the anchor store would be able to move to another location,close operations at the old location but continue paying rent, and effectively destroy the business of all other tenants because of the reduction in traffic.

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After almost a decade of producing original and edited archival materials, SFMOMA Artcasts is going dark.
I think there is a real need for new legislation around the internet, the going dark.
GOING dark might be a term for a theatre's quite spells but for Sunderland Empire later this month it will take on an altogether different meaning.
Residents had asked that the plant be moved elsewhere when the lagoon began going dark, and the government temporarily suspended construction of it for two weeks to allow scientists to investigate.
uk | BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome will be temporarily going dark on March 23 as part of Earth Hour.
com/2012/12/20/tech/web/moment-of-silence-online/) Some major websites will be also be observing the moment of silence by going dark for one minute.
ABERYSTWYTH: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (01970 623232), Going Dark.
Other marketers, however, argue that going dark doesn't provide any more clarity than precise tracking of leads through website analytics and toll-free numbers.
The FOTS question the reason for the theatre suddenly going dark, well before Mr.
Gurjeet told the court: "He saidthateverythingseemed to be going dark.
M r K h a n s a i d : Everything started going dark and I began to panic.
If you're toying with going dark but haven''t had the courage, then go for it