Best Sign of Retail End Times 2013 | Walmart on Campus | Shopping & Services | Phoenix

You see just about everything on a big college campus, and Arizona State University is no exception. But Walmart? We thought for sure there was some sort of law or at least a rule banning such crass commercialization on campus — you know, like guns. But no, there it is, on Apache, across from a sub shop in a student housing complex. This is no superstore, just a small outpost. But give Walmart time, and we're sure that's coming, too.

GreenHaüs is one of those places on Roosevelt Row that gets a ton of foot traffic during First Friday. We find ourselves ending up in GreenHaüs' boutique as a way to escape the merry-go-round of art exhibits and — even better — explore the boutique's cluttered shelves for quirky gifts and maybe something for ourselves, too. If you don't have the dough to drop on a local art piece in the shop's gallery, you still can find something to spend your hard-earned money on, like a Bison Made wallet or iPhone cover, Mitsura-designed watch, or one of the numerous vintage finds throughout the small space. Or you can just have fun picking through the selection of comic books. Either way, you're more than likely to spot something you can't live without or that you have to come back for.

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