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View Poll Results: Which Chain Stores does your area have an overabundance of
Walmart 23 32.39%
Target/SuperTarget 12 16.90%
CVS 26 36.62%
Walgreens 33 46.48%
McDonalds 34 47.89%
Burger King 12 16.90%
Subway 20 28.17%
Dunkin' Donuts 12 16.90%
Starbucks 36 50.70%
KFC 8 11.27%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 71. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-05-2009, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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As Rach put it, too many damn Duane Reade stores are all over the city. One can not go through Midtown, without passing at least 5 or these stores!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: NJ
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You should add Check Cashing stores to your list. In Orlando there is one on every corner.
Not to take this too off topic (if it is, we can start a new thread), but what's the deal with check cashing places? I never really knew they existed in such mass quantities until I started traveling outside the NE - maybe they exist here, but in very, very, very small numbers. Why can't you just go to a bank? It's big biz in lots of other places. That and bail bonds services (hello? and what's that all about?). How can all of these possibly stay afloat?
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Mayberry
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Dollar stores dollar general, family dollar, dollar tree, Dollar, Dollar, Dollar, it drives me crazy!!!
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Check cashing places are in the NE, mostly in the urban areas. I guess with the economy and banking situation, not too many people are going to trust the banks.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Check cashing places are in the NE, mostly in the urban areas. I guess with the economy and banking situation, not too many people are going to trust the banks.
yeah, i'm not doubting they do exist in the NE, but no way in the sheer numbers they do in orlando, for instance. they've existed long before our current economic crisis so there's apparently a market for them, i just don't understand why.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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When I was on Boston there seemed to be a Dunkin Donuts of every street corner.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Something tells me inhabitants of "The Green Mountain State" won't be weighing in too heavily in this thread. From a standpoint of sane urban planning, there is still one hold out state out of the 50, and that is Vermont. If you want to see how America used to look, go to Vermont. Unfortunately, with that stance, higher prices for everything ensue. As an idealist though, I'd love to see this country go back into time and the independent stores re-materialize. I don't think it's ever going to happen, though.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:56 AM
 
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This list pretty much decribes the "main st" of the suburban town I work in.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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Twin Cities: too many Targets
Targets aren't bad. We need more of those.
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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All of them. The entire country has too damn many of these chains.
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