The possibility of a Starbucks coffee shop joining the “Gateway to the North End” at Cross Street Plaza has reignited the discussion of chain establishments in the North End. While some, such as the two Hanover Street 7-Elevens and Salem Street’s Peet’s Coffee, seem to be accepted by the community, others like the attempted Pinkberry on Hanover Street can’t survive alongside the local shops.
There are no “anti-chain” laws for the North End, but if it were up to you, would you ban chain establishments in the neighborhood? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.
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