People voice concerns about Dollar General store in Third Ward


IT’LL BE CALLED DGX.>>THAT’S RIGHT. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF
BROADWAY, JUST DOWN THE STREET
FROM THE PUBLIC MARKET, WHERE
THEY PROPOSE THAT STORE WILL GO. BUT MANY OWNERS IN THE AREA FEEL
IT WILL BRING DOWN THE THIRD
WARD EXPERIENCE. DGX STORES ARE SMALLER THA
DOLLAR GENERALS, SELLING READY
TO GO FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. THE ONE ON BROADWAY WOULD ALSO
APPLY FOR A LIQUOR LICENSE.>>THE IDEA IS THAT YOU’D BE
SAVING MONEY ON THE THINGS THAT
YOU NEED IN ORDER TO SPEND IT ON
THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT
WHICH IS, I WALK AND SEE ALL OF
THESE GREAT STORES AROUND HERE, THERE’S A LOT OF STUFF THAT YOU
WANT.>>BUT MANY AT THURSDAY’S
MEETING INSIDE PUBLIC MARKET
FELT THE NATIONAL CHAIN
CONVENIENCE STORE WOULD RUIN
HISTORIC THIRD WARD’S SHOPPING
AND DINING EXPERIENCE.>>YOU’RE SWOOPING IN NOW AFTER
WE’VE DONE ALL THE HARD WORK OF
MAKING THIS INTO A GREAT
NEIGHBORHOOD, AND WE HAVE A
FOLLOW UP MEETING ABOUT THE
HOMELESS. WHERE DO YOU THINK THEY’RE GOING
TO SHOP?>>WE’RE VERY WORRIED THAT WHILE
ONE STORE DOES NOT MAKE A
DESTINATION FOR THIS COMMUNITY,
ONE STORE OF AN INAPPROPRIATE
NATURE THAT DOESN’T CONFORM TO
THE REST OF THE BLOCK WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR
CONSIDERATION. [APPLAUSE]
>>NOT EVERYONE FELT THE SAME. SOME IN FAVOR OF DGX MOVING IN
ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE THIRD WARD
AND TELL ME THEY’VE BEEN NEEDING
THIS TYPE OF STORE FOR YEARS.>>I REALLY LIKE OUR ONE STORE,
IT’S A NICE FAMILY WHO RUNS IT,
BUT IT’S SELECTION ON ANYTHING
NON BEVERAGE IS VERY LIMITED AND
PRICES ARE VERY HIGH
SO SELFISHLY, IF I WANT PAPER TOWELS AT 10:00 ON A SUNDAY, I
HAVE

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