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Do chain stores hurt property values in a neighborhood? You know, "relative to what they would be if the streets were filled with eclectic local businesses offering unique wares and a cozy atmosphere? Some realtors and developers think so, while others say the opposite, that the inevitable influx of national chains brings value to a neighborhood by providing services." [Brooklyn Eagle]