(business) Buildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]
Brick and mortar retail stores face online competition.
There used to be a number of brick-and-mortar shops as well, but the online presence is so strong and the customer service and return/exchange policies so good, most shoppers are perfectly happy to confine their shopping to the Internet.
Unlike a brick and mortar store, an online vendor can close up shop and disappear overnight.
As the roads advance other pillars are driven through in the same manner, the passages first made being closed by stoppings of broken rock, or built up with brick and mortar walls, or both.
Beyond destroying the brick-and-mortar remains of feudalism, he did nothing for the people.
Babies R Us is a leading retailer in baby products and merchandise; its brick and mortar and online stores continue to provide parents with a huge selection of baby products.