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Where Mainers go for sustenance: Data analysts compare numbers of bars, grocery stores

Bob Bartlett, 71, has a beer during the morning at G&L Fire Escape in Chicago, Illinois, on August 1, 2012. As manufacturing has cut back with varied shifts, bars are cutting back on early hours. (TNS photo)

Map-making and number crunching website FlowingData dug up and updated a 2008 analysis by a previous group on the numbers of bars and grocery stores across the U.S. The exercise, apparently, was to gauge how people in different regions are gaining their sustenance, although it’s not immediately clear why they didn’t also include restaurants, gardens or […]