Analysis: Malls and Other Shopping Centers

One of the many stereotypes of gay individuals is that they are very passionate shoppers. So for that reason, one would conclude that the fact that midtown provides various places to shop, enables gay couples to stay around midtown. That’s not the reason why I think gay couples are more visually apparent in midtown. Large scale shopping centers like Lenox Mall on 3393 Peachtree Rd., or Atlantic Station on 1380 Atlantic Dr NW have mixtures of stores that are for couples with a stable income that can afford extra goods. Compared to downtown where Peachtree Center Mall on 231 Peachtree St NE is their largest shopping area. Unfortunately, this mall is not an acceptable place to shop but centers more around resturants that is placed underneath the mall. Homosexual partner’s “median household income is significantly higher ($94,000) than among heterosexual couples ($86,000)” ( Kurtzleben par. 3). One factor for this is due to the higher education level gay couples posses. Another reason is that very few gay couples have children in their household which allows them to use the extra expenses on themselves. Those extra expenses would go towards the shopping malls. Also, living by an area that have shopping malls is more convinient than driving or walking from downtown t...
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