In the 1960s whole new neighborhoods rapidly arose. The new residents also wanted to be able to shop and thus appeared (neighborhood) malls. Initially provided with a butcher, baker and greengrocer. They went gradually on in the supermarket. Now there are other stores like a liquor store, a drug store and a snack bar.
The upper houses could be occupied by the shopkeepers, but nowadays all the houses are sold to other residents.
The upstairs apartments have their own entrance via a staircase on the side of the building and a gallery at the back on the first floor. The windows are considerable, as usual at that time, because in the '60s was the unofficial theme "sunshine is good for man," and from that idea came the “doorzonwoning”. The storefronts were obviously rich with glass; the windows showed the merchandise.
Behind, at some distance from the rear façade, sheds were built. The space in between served as a garden or courtyard. Often this space was closed in later years to serve as a warehouse behind the shop. On top was then again sometimes a rooftop terrace made.