• Dollar General’s siren song
    June 10,2014

    Dollar Generalís siren song

    Barre has become encircled by Dollar General stores, with a store on three of the major roads leading to downtown. The most recent store, located in the former Times Argus building, seems almost like a slap in the face ó a direct challenge to the retailers a few blocks away on Main Street.

    Dollar General may provide savings for those on a limited budget, but if you have a choice, drive by their seemingly welcoming parking lots and garish yellow signs. There is plenty of parking on Main Street, and you will be shopping at stores owned by your neighbors; stores that offer great customer service and reasonable prices. Shop where profits are reinvested in the local community ó not shipped out to corporate headquarters in Tennessee.

    Letís make the choice to shop locally and support our neighbors and downtowns.

    Martin Hahn


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