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Old 09-23-2016, 10:14 AM   #1
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Blame the Banks for Boring Chain Stores

Didn't think this should go into the Retail thread, as it's a national piece, but since I know that there's complaints about landlords leaving a storefront empty (ahem, Barnes and Noble space in Downtown Crossing), I found this article to be an interesting write-up of why landlords make that decision:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articl...ning-your-city
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: Blame the Banks for Boring Chain Stores

I don't necessarily blame the banks. They're just trying to gain the most profit, it's what any corporation would do. I think that cities need to offer tax breaks to independent commercial spaces if they want vibrant cities with lots of small businesses.
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Re: Blame the Banks for Boring Chain Stores

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I don't necessarily blame the banks. They're just trying to gain the most profit, it's what any corporation would do. I think that cities need to offer tax breaks to independent commercial spaces if they want vibrant cities with lots of small businesses.
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Not every small piece of policy is communism, as some people think.
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