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Rosemary2205 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-10-07 02:11 PM
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2. many of the big chains are actually local franchises.
My ace hardware, dollar store, payless shoes, big lots, olive garden, oreck store and fashion bug I know are indy owned franchises. I could probably name more if I thought on it awhile.

I agree, I like giving my business to the indy's rather than the big box chains.
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  -Do you shop locally where possible? LisaM  Jan-10-07 02:00 PM   #0 
  - I try to  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jan-10-07 02:02 PM   #1 
  - many of the big chains are actually local franchises.  Rosemary2205   Jan-10-07 02:11 PM   #2 
  - Yep, lots of nice handmade stuff in my little podunk town  Little Wing   Jan-10-07 02:12 PM   #3 
  - Depends on service, product availability and price.  ohiosmith   Jan-10-07 02:14 PM   #4 
  - I always try to shop in  Lowell   Jan-10-07 02:17 PM   #5 
  - Make an effort whenever possible  Patiod   Jan-10-07 02:20 PM   #6 
  - I shop at lots of places  dr.strangelove   Jan-10-07 02:20 PM   #7 
  - if at all possible  leftofthedial   Jan-10-07 02:35 PM   #8 
  - I shop locally, but all the local stores are big chains.  RebelOne   Jan-10-07 02:36 PM   #9 
  - Oh yeah,  swag   Jan-10-07 02:48 PM   #10 
  - As much as I can  1gobluedem   Jan-10-07 02:55 PM   #11 
  - We don't have very many independent clothing stores here  LisaM   Jan-10-07 03:02 PM   #12 
  - Well, since I live in the boonies  BarenakedLady   Jan-10-07 03:07 PM   #13 
  - When possible? Yes, but it's a rare thing here in MS.  usaftmo   Jan-10-07 03:56 PM   #14 
  - I was thinking about it because it seems like Seattle is getting much more big box  LisaM   Jan-10-07 04:38 PM   #15 
  - I'm devoted to local music/bookstores.  CBHagman   Jan-10-07 06:36 PM   #16 

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