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New drive-thru windows banned in Carrboro

Posted June 24, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014

— The Carrboro Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a ban on the construction of new drive-thru windows in downtown and other areas near the center of town.

Drive-thru windows are still allowed along N.C. Highway 54.

The town initially banned drive-thru windows in its downtown area 15 years ago. Tuesday night's vote by the Board of Aldermen was unanimous.

The ban does not affect the town’s seven existing drive-thrus.


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  • graybeamer Jun 25, 2014

    This way those that want to scarf down 8000 calories of fat will actually need to get out of their car and walk in to order...it's forced exercise imposed by the town!

  • tatermommy52 Jun 25, 2014

    So Carrboro is discriminating against the elderly, the young and handicapped people who must use drive a through. They favor the affluent who can afford to go to a sit down restaurant and be waited on by folks making minimum wage.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 25, 2014

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    That still has a drive-thru lane for a vehicle to pass through, right'; so it's a drive-thru then.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 25, 2014

    I wonder why?

    Would have been nice to see an explanation of why in the story.

  • Ijaz Fahted Jun 25, 2014

    What about drive though doors. Like at the dry cleaners?!?

  • ConservativeVoter Jun 25, 2014

    Don't they have more important things to worry about.

  • Setnitst8 Jun 25, 2014

    This place is a joke, Soooo glad I don't work there anymore!

  • 678devilish Jun 25, 2014


  • 68_dodge_polara Jun 25, 2014

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    its for the collective.

  • lec02572 Jun 25, 2014

    Guess there will never be any new banks in this area.