Large Shopping Malls Are Replacing Small Shops. Your Opinion? Good Or Bad
Complete the topic within 20 minutes. Write a 200-300 word essay.
In several past years, shopping mall’s popularity have grown rapidly and are transforming urban lifestyle. They are everywhere and are replacing small shops. The subject arouses two different opinions – are large shopping malls are good or bad. Many people are of the opinion that these shopping malls are coming at the cost of small shops while others think that large malls are the need of the hour. I will give my opinion after analyzing both sides by looking at various facts and will give a appropriate conclusion at the end.
The major reason that people are preferring malls is the convenience of getting our daily needs including groceries, clothes, shoes, books etc under one roof along with cinemas and entertainment arcades making it a one stop solution. Taking Big Bazaar or Walmart as a example, customer finds everything ranging from daily use items to luxurious products, they can buy as many products as they want. The people backing the idea of promoting mall culture supports it with the fact that it not only saves a lot of time of shopping in-fact saves time from bargaining also as things are available at fixed prices so bargaining has no place in these malls. Also, there is no need to visit different places as customers find variety of ways to get entertain in these malls.
Regardless of their endless uses they do have some disadvantages. The malls are taking away local and small shops thus the decision to promote large shopping malls taking the bread out of the mouths of many people. The shopkeepers are left with no means of earning a living. Only few customers buy products from small local shops and the practice is greatly affecting the local economy. These days people are in the habit of visiting malls with family and friends on holidays and weekends thus resulting in choking of roads leading to malls.
Also with limited parking space available, most of the people end up parking on the roads leading to traffic jams and disturbance to people living nearby the malls. Moreover, in malls, people not only buy the things that are of their use but are also tempted to buy unnecessary things hence burning a hole in their pocket.
To conclude, the large shopping malls do have their advantages, but depletion of small shops causing imbalance in economy outweighs their advantages and therefore I believe that large shopping malls should not replace small shops.