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Do the national chains have too much influence on downtown Lawrence?

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“I don’t have a real problem with it. If I were from here I probably would.”

“I think there should be a restriction. There shouldn’t be so many chains.”

“Not yet. If more national chains come in and that drives up rent and even more local stores leave, that will be a problem. If downtown looks like a mall … you kind of wonder where the local flavor is going.”

“If they’re pushing out the little guys, then yeah. It’s not family-oriented anymore.”


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