Even Whole Foods gets zinged
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Submitted by Andrew (United States), Aug 8, 2013 09:34
A while back in my home town (Philadelphia), Whole Foods wanted to open a store across the street from a Super Fresh. Some variance from the zoning ws necessary.
Out of nowhere, a "citizens group" sprang up opposing the Whole Foods. Turns out it was funded by a competitor. What a surprise.
In the end, the Whole Foods store was built and the "citizens group" was given something to go away. A big chain like Whole Foods has the resources to fight this kind of obstructionism, but a smaller firm might have just walked away.
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