However, to keep up Park Ave.'s atmosphere of upscale, independently-owned restaurants, city officials are trying to tighten regulations to keep out fast food-style restaurants in the future. If the regulations don't change, we could see Burger King or McDonald's making their way to Park Ave. for the first time, according to Briggs. Technically, you can't disallow chain restaurants. For example, Starbucks is a prominent fixture on Park Ave., even though it competes with the smaller, independent Barnie's Coffee Kitchen.
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