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If you like it, the Grand Emporium is most likely on its way out at the moment, so get one if you can. Cafe Corner and the Green Grocer are both retired and very expensive, the fire brigade is retired and circa 2x RRP at the moment.
The newer sets seem to have more detail packed in them, i liked the Palace Cinema i have and the Parisian Restaurant is packed with detail.
If you want to collect as many as you can start with the oldest still available GE, if you just want a one off go for the one you like the most, the colour scheme and detail of the Parisian Restaurant seems to be liked by alot of females, old and young.
As @theLEGOman said, It really depends if you're intending to start collecting them. If so, go with Grand Emporium, as it'll be the next to retire. If not, then go with whichever you both like the look of most.
1) Do you just want ONE modular. If so I would go for the Parisian restaurant. Its such a lovely build and packed with loads of details. However, have you considered the Simpsons house or Haunted house? These are really good fun with lots of play features, although as pointed out these not strictly speaking modulars.
2) Do you want to buy your first modular in a series of purchase? If you're like many of us that started along the modular route, you will build it and want the others as well. Therefore, you may want to get the one that is retiring soon (Grand Emporium). I'm not too keen on GE to be honest. With so many modulars now, I may have to start choosing which ones to display and GE could be the first to go....
My son absolutely loves playing with the Fire brigade. Its such a lovely modular and in my opinion is worth more than the Town hall, so paying £150 for it wouldn't be so bad.....look out for one on the Marketplace thread.
But really, the only possible answer for this is to buy whichever one you want.
To be honest, my attention was caught by this:
I would like to play with the set with my daughter
"What shall we play today daughter, scary monsters in the haunted house or administrative functions exercised by public officials in the town hall?"
I see that the GE was released in 2010 so it does look like it could be retiring soon, the only problem i have is the price is quite high compared to other sets and i do understand why when you look at the detail in the sets.
I feel that decided to now start purchasing lego this late has put me at a bit of a disadvantage, because i want to be get them all but not being able to all at once and with the sets not being around forever makes it a harder decision.
I mean come on, 2186 parts/292 unique/28 colors vs. 2469 parts/382 unique/33 colors, for the exact same price? I wouldn't hesitate for a second.
But yeah, what everyone else said. Ask your daughter, and if you're getting just one then also consider HH and SH, and if you're getting several then consider the order in which they are retiring.