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Regional Report: Brewing Controversy Over Starbucks In Manchester

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What is fast food? You might think the answer to that is obvious, but it becomes less so when you consider conflicts over bringing nationally-known chain franchises to certain places in Vermont.

That question over what constitutes a fast food joint is now before the Development Review Board in Manchester, which is considering a proposal that would allow a developer to open a Starbucks in town.

Anna Boarini is a reporter for the Manchester Journal, and has been covering the story. She spoke with VPR about the proposal.