When the performance area is not in use the large empty space can be used as a gathering place for the local community working alongside the retail space on either side of the building which are intended to be run by local business owners harkening back to a time before the construction of the market sheds when the area consisted of mixed residential and commercial buildings. While these shops might not changes as much over time as the other modular parts of the building they can still adapt to changing conditions in the community, economy or even the world.