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Mayor Working to Ban Chain Stores in Local Shopping Districts

Mayor Working to Ban Chain Stores in Local Shopping Districts

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Andrew Adams, KSL Newsradio Salt Lake City's mayor is working on an ordinance that would ban chain stores in Salt Lake City's key local business districts.

Walking down the street here it's hard to miss the local flavor. There is a place called "The Yuppie Puppie" in one local area. Rocky Anderson wants these kinds of places untouched by corporate America.

City councilwoman Jill Remington-Love likes the idea but thinks it's a reach. "It is more drastic, and I think it could take a lot longer to tackle," Remington-Love said. "In the meantime, we have threats in several of our neighborhood businesses districts."

So that's why she's got her own proposal going before the city council tonight. It would allow chain stores and fast food restaurants in here, but they'd at least have to blend.

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