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on 01/30/2011 - 01:35 pm
Because Mimi’s mission is to preserve business diversity by supporting locally owned businesses instead of corporate chains, we often hear from readers on both sides of the issue. One top argument in support of chains is that they are “consistent.” But that term does not simply mean “always the same.” It also means “safe.”Mimi’s audience is the suburbs of Northeast Ohio, and we choose to live here largely because of the nice neighborhoods, quality schools and top shopping and dining experiences. As suburbanites, we care about the crime and poverty of the city and we want to help—but, honestly, many of us don’t f ...