Carpinteria considers restrictions on chain stores

Reader Primetime says that the Carpinteria city council is asking for an ordinance that could restrict chain or franchise businesses in the future to keep the small town feel. That may include fast-food chains, a limited number of franchise operations, or a certain area that is preserved from these operators in order to keep the available locations open for local small businesses. I am told that Ojai has a similar ordinance with some restrictions and conditions, along with several other California small towns.

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2 Responses to Carpinteria considers restrictions on chain stores

  1. Cindy says:

    I think this is a great idea. Promote local businesses. Carmel is the same way.

  2. Hefe says:

    Do I want more chain stores? Absolutely not. But I am concerned about local government creating an ordinances.

    I would prefer community avoidance.

    I love that so many chain stores fail in Santa Barbara.

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