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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, December 7

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Andersonville's chamber of commerce announced a study that found local, independent stores are better for neighborhoods. For every $100 in sales, independent stores generate $73 that stays in the local economy, while a chain store provides just $43 in local economic impact on average nationally. The chamber intends to persuade city hall to protect the neighborhood from chain stores, hoping to avoid the fate of Lincoln Park.

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