The News Lens
By: Kathy Cheng
Change or perish.
That is the choice facing traditional medicine shops in this city where storefront rents have been rising and the popularity of Chinese medicine has been waning. Some of the oldest medicine shops in the city take it all in stride. There is one in the Dadaocheng neighborhood where the store layout has remained unchanged — on purpose — since 1875.
But for Essentia, a traditional clinic first established in 1982, the decision was to rejuvenate and thrive.
To compare, the blue sign shows the original storefront on Roosevelt Road, Section 5, No. 295 in Taipei City. [FULL STORY]