Interesting item in the CoolTown Studios. They're looking at a 2007 Portland study of certain retail amenities and how they impact neighbourhood property values.
Top of the list: Neighbourhood cinema (14-30% increase); Specialty grocery store (20% higher); Wine bar (11-21% increase).
It's an interesting read with links to the report and other articles.
Sadly "marginally used former inter-city bus garage" and "abandoned bread plant" aren't on the list. Sigh...I guess I will never know !