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Topics: Shopping, Future

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

MERCATUS ORBIS - Earthic Colony Planet #12A, or, Mercatus Orbis (Latin for Trading World), has finally opened.

Taking a record 21 months to terraform, and 2 weeks to lay powerlines, internet, docking stations, and buildings, Mercatus will be open to citizens of the Earthic Colonies.

Mercatus is described as the 'Mecca for retail'. It has over 200,000,000 sq. km of area, with an additional 2 aerolayers on top of layer G.

"It is a breakthrough in out-of-planet shopping centres," said the spokesman, "no need to pop down to your mom-and-pop-and-CEO store - you can get all you want from here! Anything. Except Pottery Barn."

In its first day of opening, the planet gained 2000trn credi-$ in profit, nearly 7.1bn humans, and 1bn xeno-organisms.

Already, there are plans to expand into homeworld delivery.

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