Delays in getting a start-up business loan proved to be ablessing in disguise for Lucindia Nobles when she started TheBetter Way Boutique in College Park, Maryland. She had planned tolocate her upscale designer clothing consignment shop in a stripcenter, and she visited the site often as her business planning andloan processing dragged on for almost a year. During the delays,she began to notice the lack of traffic in the center and the manyempty parking spaces.
"My banker finally looked at the site and said,`There's not enough traffic for your business towork,' ' Nobles recalls.
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