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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Going Dark is about law enforcement's lack of access to evidence--whether it is on devices, "evidence at rest" or transmitted across communications networks, "evidence in motion.
Dennis Must's Going Dark Selected Stories is a series of 17 short stories beginning with Title tale Going Dark in which an aging actor tells us of his life, or theirs, or ours, who knows; as he offers the address, or name of spouse and children of characters he has played.
Though maybe she'd be happier being out of the spotlight by not going dark on social media and posting mysterious videos of snakes.
April the Giraffe's popular live stream will be returning after briefly going dark Friday, April 21.
Also going dark on DirecTV: The Lillys' NBC-affililated WICU-12 in Erie, Pa.
Going Dark, as this phenomenon has been called, has become a major debate.
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.
BIRMINGHAM Hippodrome will be temporarily going dark on March 23 as part of Earth Hour.
ABERYSTWYTH: Aberystwyth Arts Centre (01970 623232), Going Dark.