The demise of Team Philips created an enormous challenge because it coincided with the dot com collapse and September 11, followed soon after. We were staring into the abyss.

By allowing kids the opportunity to encounter situations common to everyday living, such as personal banking or going to the store, JA Enterprise Village brings what they learn in the classroom to life. Students will learn what it takes to run a business and the relationship between business and consumer, valuable experiences that they will use in the real world.

Think about it: You go in for lunch, so why not more? Then there?s Bed Bath & Beyond. People are buying cooking utensils there as well as pasta and pasta sauces. The list goes on and on.

Don?t try to act like alternative retailers. Do what?s in the best interest of consumers and rethink center store.