Maximum Utilization is only so much one can do with a shop, but some people go an extra mile to get the most out of a single shop. This shop near Iqra University Gulshan campus, houses a real estate consultant, a builder, opticians and even a beauty parlor, which reminds me of a mobile phone manufacturer’s popular tag line “Subh kuch too hai is mian“.

11 Comments so far

  1. Sufi (unregistered) on March 31st, 2007 @ 8:51 pm


    Jack of all trades.

  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 12:46 am

    One stop shopping :P less fast food joint.

  3. Wahidi (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    I remember there used to be a Crescent Academy somewhere in Gulshan….or Gulshan-e-Iqbal it was….i always get confused….
    It was a school from montessori to Olevels….with a marriage hall in the same premises…and an IT school aswell…again in the same building….I have never been able to figure out how they organized all that in the same building….
    its been 4 yrs since i’ve left Karachi….i wonder if it still survives…

  4. sarah (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 5:56 am

    yes its still there, was in khi 4 months STill doin multiple BUSINESs !!!!:D

  5. sarah (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 5:57 am

    4 months ago i meant

  6. Umair Salam (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 9:30 am

    Nice pic. Just wondering why you blurred out the phone number from the Sign Board? After all its displayed on the sign for everyone to see…
    In Canada (and the USA) this is a common thing to do by the way…have multiple businesses in the same shop for the convenience of the customers…our corner store has a gas (petrol) station, post office, coffee shop and a car wash beside it.

  7. BoZz (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 2:25 pm

    Umair….. hello. Multiple businesses in one place is indeed not uncommon. However there is such a thing as related services! Ever heard of it? Your corner store offers services that someone who pulls in for gas might also need. Now that is convenient.

    A beauty training center, optician, real estate and constructor have no relations. Unless of course, your eyes are weak, you go to the optician, he gives you glasses. Now that you can see better you notice that your hair and face need a make over so you step to the beauty counter. Once done you are so happy with your new image you side step to the real estate consultant and ask him to buy for you a piece of land for which of course you will need a Builder!

  8. lost_in_the_maze (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

    Lol Bozz!!! You funny dude.

  9. Syed Faraz Mahmood (unregistered) on April 1st, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    well a nice example of fuzzy logic :)

  10. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:21 am


    Brother, Fast food is also very much there …. guess you missed the “French Fries” stall in front of the shop … (vive la France)!

  11. DilSeRay (unregistered) on April 3rd, 2007 @ 12:29 am

    after looking at the kuri’s picture, i guess there is ‘something else’ out there as well. is that why you blurred out the ph#? please tell me the number. i promise i wont pass it on.

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