South Carolina Island Wants To Ban Chain Restaurants
Article from Reason by Joe Setyon.
A South Carolina island might soon ban chain restaurants and other stores from opening up new locations. One of ban’s main goals, according to the proposed ordinance, is to maintain the island’s “unique character.”
About 2,400 people live on Folly Beach Island, which itself is part of the city of Folly Beach, South Carolina. The ordinance passed earlier this month by the city council would prohibit “formula businesses within the downtown commercial, island commercial, and marine commercial districts.”
“Formula businesses,” meanwhile, are defined as establishments “with 10 or more outlets anywhere in the world; and with standardized services, such as merchandise, trademark, logo, uniforms, décor, etc.”
The island is currently home to a Subway restaurant and a BP gas station, though neither establishment would be affected by the ban. Folly Beach Island already has a ban on drive-through businesses in place.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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No conservative would ever want to cede this much power to a government, even a petty little one like Folly Beach. I guess that leaves the whole place to leftists. Self-reliant people can be expected to relocate soon.
By removing those chain restaurants would most likely remove most of the states restaurants in their state and limit where a person could find someplace to eat and might just force a lot of people to eat in other states and some of those might just move to those other states so they will not have to travel so far to get a nice place to eat at.
First, let me note the following. Seems like if the local government opts to block certain types of business within it’s area, that that is up to local government, which by the way, residents can change via voting.
Secondly, I find these seemingly ever present, unsolicited ads by Spoutable to be most annoying. How about you.