by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
While the world struggles with trying to figure out how to stop popup massacres, Asheville has bigger fish to fry. A chain store has plans to open a store downtown, flagrantly violating a call from merchants for a moratorium on chains and boxes in the downtown. The merchants would like a plan to ban corporate presences. As part of the protest, citizens will hold an awareness-raising “jazz funeral procession march” between the new Anthropologie and its parent company store, Urban Outfitters, right after this year’s holiday parade.