Roslindale businesses hope to fend off large chain franchises - The Boston Globe: "Roslindale's flourishing business owners should think twice before toasting its renaissance, says the founder of the new group Local First Roslindale: Chain stores loom on the horizon"
This is a relevant issue for our community, too. At the August ACA agenda includes a proposal to build a Walgreens or CVS at 465 Cambridge St in Union Sq.
The current building there is certainly a mess and it would be nice to see something better looking there. But is a chain pharmacy what we need? There is already a CVS at 1266 Comm Ave and a pharmacy in the Stop & Shop at 60 Everett St at the Brooks Pharmacy at 181 Brighton Ave. How many places do we need to have that can fill a perscription within a 1/3 of a mile?