Big Boxes Encounter Mixed Feelings

Some residents say big box stores offer convenience but local businesses are worried.
January 22, 2004, 6am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In 2001, a proposal to bring big-box stores to Bethlehem sparked heated debate between residents who were tired of trekking to other towns for cheap household goods and those who wanted to keep suburbanization out of their back yards...Although the new businesses are sparking enthusiasm among some, others are ambivalent about how the stores will further change their once rural community."

Thanks to Kevin A. Kain

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Published on Monday, January 19, 2004 in Times Union
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