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Dollar Stores in Vermont.

May 15, 2012

Vermont Towns Have an Image, and They Say Dollar Stores Aren’t Part of It. CHESTER, Vt. — Almost two decades after the National Trust for Historic Preservation put the entire state of Vermont on its list of endangered sites, citing big-box developments as a threat to its signature greenness, towns like this one are now sizing up a new interloper: the chain dollar store. While Wal-Mart has managed to open only four stores in Vermont and Target still has none, more than two dozen Dollar General, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores have cropped up around the state. All three companies are thriving in the bad economy — between them, they have more than 20,000 outlets nationwide, selling everything from dog treats to stain remover and jeans to pool toys. Their spread through Vermont, with its famously strict land-use laws, has caught chain-store opponents off guard.

To read the rest of the Ny Times “Vermont Towns Have an Image” please click here.

Click either of the two photos to see two other photo posts in Vermont.

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