A place where various goods are bought and sold; a marketplace.(noun)
A large retail store or place of business: a furniture emporium. (noun)
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Use "emporium" in a sentence
"While providing hot fries at your local junk food emporium is indeed service, and far be it from me to detract from the act of earning an honest dollar, if you are attempting to equate such service with putting your life on the line for our country, you cheapen all you claim to honor."
"We were both quite surprised to find ourselves alone in the mega emporium, which is usually swarming with shoppers."
"Give your event a whole different flavor and avoid cleanup by hosting it at an ice rink, bowling alley, ceramic-making studio, swimming pool or laser-tag emporium."