Orangeville, ON (My Corner Office) The future of retail is in open space. Customers don’t want to walk among skyscraper-sized aisles. The more they can see from any aisle, the better they will feel. To understand this point, go stand in one of the aisles in the middle of your store. How much wall can you see? Are your departmental signs visible? If a customer needed a specific item, could they find the correct aisle quickly? How wide are your aisles?