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The Jackson Laboratory's catalog is more interesting than the L.L. Bean catalog.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Unusual use for a closed big-box store: Breeding specialty mice for scientific experiments

Jackson Labs, the Bar Harbor, Maine-based breeder of mice for laboratory experiments, plans to buy a shuttered Lowe's store in coastal Maine for "some warehousing, some administration and some mouse production." The story from Bangor Daily News is here.

The country is littered with empty big-box stores and strip malls that were built in stupid places during the real estate bubble. I've heard of some interesting uses for them, including greenhouses and a public library ... but this is a new one to me.