In 2008, our neighborhood convenience store closed down, which I wrote about here.
After they cleared away the building, it was turned into a parking lot.
Satoshi said that turning land into parking lots is a great way to "firm up" the soil.
So, most times while they wait for the land to "firm up" to build something else on top, they make temporary parking lots.
So...nearly 4 years later, I noticed that they were building something on the land...
Another convenience store...granted it was a different convenience store from the previous one, but still.
In Japan, I see a lot of construction, tearing down of buildings then rebuilding, sometimes they gut out the buildings too.
And sometimes there are really old buildings, that haven't been used in many years, just wasting away, waiting for someone to use them.
And while I realize it is work for construction workers to build and tear down these buildings, I think it is a waste of resources.
Do many shops in your town build things then tear it down soon after?
It's Friday here, I hope your weekend is a good one.