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Old 01-16-2010, 08:01 AM
 
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I know this is a very far fetched topic but I beilive chain stores should be complety illegal or at least limited to 10 outlets in order to reinstall vibrancy and community in American towns with mom an pop shops.

Last edited by Bo; 01-16-2010 at 10:40 AM.. Reason: Since the discussion was more focused on retail practices than geography, this thread was moved from General US.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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This would be a horrible idea.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Ridiculous.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: In The Outland
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I know this is a very far fetched topic but I
beilive
chain stores should be
complety
illegal or at least limited to 10 outlets in order to reinstall vibrancy and community in American towns with mom an pop shops.
That's a great idea , and we can put the fasces back on our ten cent piece again and tear up our constitution while we're at it.
Brilliant ! Oops I forgot to turn off my spell check before posting, how forgetful of me !
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:11 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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You are absolutely right.









It is very far-fetched.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I like chain stores better than shops
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I like chain stores better than shops

Then Orlando is a good fit for you.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I agree, they should be illegal (though I doubt that'll ever happen). Give me mom and pop shops/restaurants any day over chains. When you're from NYC, you realize how much better the local stores are compared to chains. What makes chains so special? They're everywhere. With mom and pop stores, they're more special since they can specialize in whatever they want. Chain stores should be outlawed in NYC metro.
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:59 AM
 
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I agree, they should be illegal (though I doubt that'll ever happen). Give me mom and pop shops/restaurants any day over chains. When you're from NYC, you realize how much better the local stores are compared to chains. What makes chains so special? They're everywhere. With mom and pop stores, they're more special since they can specialize in whatever they want. Chain stores should be outlawed in NYC metro.

Absolutely insane idea. The problem is you can't pick and choose.

You may not like chains, but there's a reason why they succeed.

Because enough other people like them and they support them for their own reasons.
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Old 01-16-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^Yeah, people from small towns and sprawling cities who are so used to them and that's all they mostly know.

Of course it will never happen, but I'm just saying it would be nice.
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