Interesting feature in the New York Times.
- Chester Telegraph
- VERMONT FRIENDLY: Artist concept of a Dollar General for small Vermont town.
In Vermont, where zoning laws have discouraged big box retailers such as Walmart, dollar stores have slid in under radar and proliferated, to the dismay of some who want Vermont to continue to look like Vermont. The result is a plan for a Dollar General with wooden clapboard siding and a cupola to pass muster in one small town.
In Arkansas, the fight isn't over wooden siding at Dollar General stores but whether they should be allowed to add beer sales. Building aesthetics are not on the list of concerns.