Diurnal Patterns of Retailing in Boca Raton, Florida
Investigation of the spatial pattern to retailing is a standard topic in geographical research. Less common are studies that specifically differentiate all-night establishments from those open during daytime hours. This paper analyzes the form, function, and location patterns of day-time and night-time commercial establishments. Specifically, it asks the following questions:
1. What are the patterns of form, function, and location of the commercial establishments that are open during normal business hours in eastern Boca Raton?
2. What are the patterns of form, function, and location of the commercial establishments in eastern Boca Raton that a reopen twenty-four hours?
3. Are the patterns for the day-only and for the all-night establishments similar, or are there significant differences?