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Newscast
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Dublin Voters Say No To Drive-Thru

Hungry motorists in the Town of Dublin will need to get out of their vehicles for provisions. Residents rejected a proposed ballot measure on Tuesday that would have permitted commercial drive-thrus in certain zoned districts, on a vote of 339-222.

The town’s lone gas station at the intersection of Routes 101 and 137 is seeking to renovate its convenience store, and add a drive-thru window.

Opponents of the plan argued drive-thrus would change the character of the small town, and open the door to more commercial development.

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NH News
5:15 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Does A Drive-Thru Change A Town? Dublin Must Decide

Freeman's hand-painted sign along Rt. 101 has sparked conversation about the future of Dublin.
Credit Todd Bookman / NHPR

Nestled at the base of Mount Monadnock, the town of Dublin remains a portrait of New England life. There’s no neon, no chains stores, not even a bank.

So, it was a bit curious when a sign popped up last month proclaiming the arrival of a Taco Bell. Hand-painted on plywood, it stands along Route 101 on the edge of property owned by Andy Freeman. He says it isn’t personal.

“Do I have a problem with Taco Bell? No, I don’t have any problem with Taco Bell at all,” says Freeman.

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