October 17, 2021

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Much too numerous greenback shops? Canton councilmen issue range of stores

CANTON – Travel a several miles in any way and you might be sure to pass a keep with “greenback” in its title.

Greenback Common and Spouse and children Greenback just about every have 5 outlets in Canton, and Dollar Tree has four stores within the city limits. City Council not too long ago approved a replat for the long run internet site of a sixth Greenback Standard, but it also prompted customers to issue the obvious glut of dollar stores. 

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“When you stand at the website exactly where this proposed Dollar General’s heading in, you can in fact see the sign of a further dollar retail outlet,” Councilman John Mariol II, D-7, claimed.

He begrudgingly voted in favor of the change on April 5, citing the council’s incapability to lawfully deny the enhancement and his concern that an oversaturated market will lead to vacant buildings. Mariol and Councilman Greg Hawk, D-1 — who forged a protest vote in opposition to the replat — said they want to consider their choices to restrict new dollar shops.

Mariol claimed he’s talked with Legislation Section attorneys about his worries, and they’re in the “point-locating” stage. No laws is getting geared up at this time. 

“The focus on is oversaturation that, right now, appears to entail greenback retailers,” he explained.