Wow. cool. do you live in a compound with other chicken littles crying for the end of the world...stocking up on rifles..inbreeding..you know the script. Or are you just a contrarian who hates things to look cool? I know that type, too.Great news. I love it. I enjoy it when big chains close down. I loved it when Blockbuster had to do the same thing and I'm waiting for Home Depot and Wal-Mart to start any day now. Hopefully mom-and-pop stores can fill the void and sell quality products. I have never purchased anything at Starbucks and live for the day they close all of them down.
What is it that you like about mom and pop stores..the higher prices? the happy feeling you get when they know your name? i could give a krapp if the guy working at walmart knows my name. i just want to go to one place to get as many things as i can. walmart does that for me. so does home depot, office depot, toys r us, and any other category killers. i love them. mom and pop will find a new job, with benefits, and be better off. i'll have more time to spend at work, or with my kids, or exercising, rather than running from one small store to another like a rat in a maze.
so why don't you stay up there in quincy, mass, on your compound or in your log cabin or your cave, or wherever you live, and keep rooting for the underdog. the rest of us will enjoy the fruits of civilization and progress.
p.s. life is not a liberal college campus. nobody is impressed with your save the little guy attitude. it's foolish. have a nice life, homer.