Minneapolis banning new drive-thrus an excuse for The Takeout to play The Replacements

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The city of Minneapolis voted Thursday to ban the new construction of drive-thru windows in an effort, city council members say, would reduce noise and traffic. The ban would affect such businesses as fast-food restaurants, banks, and pharmacies.

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To be clear, the ordinance would not mean the closure existing drive-thru windows or businesses currently awaiting approval to build one, according to Twin Cities ABC affiliate KSTP. Before Thursday’s approval, the city had already banned new construction of drive-thru windows at 17 of Minneapolis’ 23 zoning district, reports the Associated Press.

But according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, disability advocates have objected to the measure, saying drive-thru windows help those with mobility issues.

Anyway, as promised, The Replacements!

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

DISCUSSION

gilgamesh0
ShanePrime

Is there any evidence at all that people won’t go get fast food (or cash or prescriptions) if they have to park and get out of the car to do so?

If not, then this isn’t going to reduce traffic.