Cookie-cutter Designs Don't Always Cut It

Opponents of chain stores say the companies spread suburban sameness and ruin the distinctive character of neighborhoods.
July 21, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The backlash against chain or 'formula' stores of any size is fueling regulations to stop national chains from moving into the heart of urban shopping districts. Some towns are limiting the number of chain restaurants and retail stores. Others are setting strict size and design requirements to keep out cookie-cutter stores. A few are banning them outright."

Thanks to Ryan Furgerson

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Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 in USA Today
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