If you own a business or even a house, you no doubt understand that what your neighbors do often has an effect on you and your success. For instance, many restaurants and retail stores try to buy property in areas with a lot of foot traffic, such as a downtown business district or near a sports stadium. They know that home games and other large events bring customers into the area.
So if you have a business model that is largely dependent on the success of one of your neighboring businesses, what happens when that other business makes a change that is detrimental to yours? A recent incident reported in the Idaho State Journal is a good example. Although the story isn't local, it is a problem that many Idaho business face in some form.