Do you think Lawrence has a good balance of local and corporate businesses?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 9, 2004
“Sort of. It’s getting more corporate. It’s pretty balanced now, but you see more and more chains popping up.”
“From downtown things look pretty good, but we need to be careful not to let other areas of Lawrence become too corporate.”
“No. I was really disappointed to see so many corporate stores on the Best of Lawrence Web page. I would like to see more people support local businesses.”
“Yes. I think that there is a good balance. A lot of people who live here work in surrounding cities. They bring outside money into the economy, so local stores can make enough money to survive.”