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The cost of a cup of coffee on Beatties Ford Road

Men around a table at a coffee shop

Photo: Alexandria Sands/Axios

Many franchises tell local developer Chris Dennis "not yet" to the idea of setting up shop in the Beatties Ford Road area.

Zoom in: Dennis owns and flipped two commercial strip buildings on Beatties Ford, which connects several historically Black neighborhoods.

  • He says he's talked to various businesses, including Starbucks and Jersey Mike's, about signing leases. For different reasons, they haven't come.