NORTHRUP: Want Franchise Food? Not In Cooperstown; Move To Texas

LETTER from CHIP NORTHRUP

Want Franchise Food? Not In

Cooperstown; Move To Texas

To the Editor:

We didn’t move to Cooperstown from Texas to avail ourselves of a Dunkin’ Donut.  If we wanted to live in a place with a plethora of fast food restaurants, we could have just stayed in Texas. Lots to choose from, many conveniently located between a gun store (guilty) and a tattoo shop (not guilty).

We moved to Cooperstown because it’s a historic village. Keeping the built environment hysterically historic is hard to overdo. If you don’t understand that, check out Venice, Santa Fe,  Nantucket or the Cotswolds.

People go there because those places are and will remain authentically historic. People live there because they know that they aren’t likely to be infested with fast food franchises any century soon.

CHIP NORTHRUP

Cooperstown


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