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Old 04-02-2013, 10:58 PM
 
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i initially read about half the article, now i read the full article. i see no indication that a majority of the town's population doesnt want a mcdonalds. like i said before, protesters make a lot of noise and make you believe they have more support than they really do. i noticed they had 6,000 likes on an anti-mcdonalds facebook page. im surprised its so few considering the large number of people that hate large corporations and big chain restaurants.
Here's some local news.

1000 residents objected, in a small community. The population of tecoma is about 2200 people.

Tecoma McDonald's fight may go to Supreme Court

This has been in the news here, since around October last year.
Mc Donald's has tried for years to move in to this high tourist area. Just hope it's barely frequented, and people continue to visit the dandenong ranges and support what makes that area so beautiful.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Well, I am not a fan of McDonalds but careful what you wish for. Near my neighborhood along where there used to be more small ma and pa businesses back in the 80's McDonald's wanted to move into a spot where a local fast food restaurant once was. The spot was ideal with a parking lot and the building was just the right size.

The neighbors raised a hue and cry saying that the McDonalds stucture wouldn't fit in with the asthetics of the area and the parking lot would be too crowded and it was a large corporation and all the other objections. Lots of petitions were signed and fussing and eventually McDonald's decided to go elsewhere.

But the cheering didn't last long. While the protestors were congradulating themselves in chasing out Mickey D's, a developer bought the property and proceeded to built the ugliest condo imaginable. It had shops on the main floor including an Asian fast food restaurant and other national small national chain stores. It took up the entire block and then some.

The moral of the story is, if there is an empty space, watch what goes there. Some people may find it difficult to believe but there can be worse things than a McDonald's.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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If a majority of the people don't want it, then they should stop it from being there.
I haven't went to a McDonald's in years, but I have nothing against them, but they aren't always the most lovely buildings in the world.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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If a majority of the people don't want it, then they should stop it from being there.
I haven't went to a McDonald's in years, but I have nothing against them, but they aren't always the most lovely buildings in the world.

Since the.........."majority of the people"------ aren't the ones who own the land where a business wants to build, I am wary of giving them the authority who can and who can't operate a legal business in "their town "
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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I hope they win, like others have said it's their community, if the majority doesn't want it, that should be the end of it period. It's truly a shame cases like this can be won or lost simply for the fact that one side has more money and resourses than the other. And if McD's win it's inevitable that more of the same will follow.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Since the.........."majority of the people"------ aren't the ones who own the land where a business wants to build, I am wary of giving them the authority who can and who can't operate a legal business in "their town "
Well, yes it is their town, McDonalds has already built enough monstrosities all over the world...it makes them look greedy and evil (and oblivious to what people want)to try to force the situation.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Here's some local news.

1000 residents objected, in a small community. The population of tecoma is about 2200 people.

Tecoma McDonald's fight may go to Supreme Court

This has been in the news here, since around October last year.
Mc Donald's has tried for years to move in to this high tourist area. Just hope it's barely frequented, and people continue to visit the dandenong ranges and support what makes that area so beautiful.
how did those 1,000 residents object? was it an actual vote?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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A shame that people support democracy, yet believe if they can't compete, ban the competition.

If a business is legal they should have the right to start up and either succeed or fail on land they own.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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Even Gatlinburg TN allowed a McDonalds.

They just had to have a very small arch to meet the zoning requirements.
I salute Gatlinburg TN !
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Here's website of the townspeople opposed to McDonald's. Legal appeals ongoing. If you lose, fair citizens, vote with your wallets.
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