Seems the Civil list has been busy opposing yet another American chain that threatens to destroy ExPat Heaven

Much of the town’s charm is due to the lack of chain outlets found across the USA. This includes McDonald’s & KFC, as well as the high end purveyors like Gucci & Louis Vuittton. These mega chains can out-advertise & outlast any local shop. I like the cobble stoned streets & the one-of-a-kind shops that line them. Chain stores will detract from the ambiance which makes this place unique… I for one don’t want them here.

Here I believe is the source of the protest