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Proposed Ordinance No. 2004-11: Amendment of Chapter 28 (Zoning Ordinance) of the Ordinances of the Town of Bristol Regarding Formula Businesses

American Planning Association - Zoning News: Combating 'Sameness' with a Formula Business Ordinance

Institute for Local Self Reliance - Case Study: The Economic Impact of Locally Owned Businesses vs. Chains

Resources for Fighting Sprawl Interesting Articles
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The New Rules Project
Grow Smart Rhode Island
Preserve Rhode Island
Middletown First Middletown, Rhode Island
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)

Greener Prospects
Rhode Island Foundation

e-Alert: Grow Smart Rhode Island takes position against Question 1: Grow Smart Board expresses concern that the casino, as proposed in Question 1, would come at the expense of other urban and revitalized areas. Link

Book: Big-Box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses by Stacy Mitchell (our mentor and speaker from our nascent Dunkin' Donut days), published by Beacon Press for $24.95 and only available through independent booksellers. Click here for details.

NY Times: Nantucket Votes to Ban Chain Stores From Downtown, April 12, 2006

Bristol Phoenix: Keep 'Talking Points' in mind, May 5, 2005

Urban Land Institute: Bristol, RI Opportunity on the Waterfront, April 28, 2006

Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants Sprawl Busters

Allied Domecq, parent company of Dunkin' Donuts
Send email to Jon L. Luther, CEO

Case Study: A Citizen's View of Home Depot
Case Study: The Case Against Sprawl


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