Have we mentioned how cool Rocky Anderson is?

The Salt Lake City Council is pondering a resolution to keep chain stores with "cookie-cutter architecture" out of neighborhood business districts. Mayor Rocky and his staff are pushing them to take it step futher and keep chain stores out, period.

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"I don’t care what kind of facade Starbucks has; we ought to be promoting more local businesses rather than category killers and big boxes," he told the Salt Lake Tribune. "I’ve been in McDonald’s with a nice facade in the front. They’re still McDonald’s."

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