Hard to say who is going to come out on top in this epic battle of cheapo stores with the latest that Dollar General is outbidding Dollar Tree for Family Dollar. Who will be the dominant player in the dollar business?
It appears that at the moment we won't have any in Moultonboro. If you hadn't already heard, the proposal before the Planning Board for a Family Dollar store next to Tedeschi's was withdrawn by the applicant without prejudice at the last meeting. Prior to that, the Zoning Board denied a variance for a Dollar General proposed for the vacant lot across from Blake Road.
Can we survive without a dollar store in our town? Yeah of course we can, but why are so many opposed to one? Putting aside for a moment issues with location and traffic, is such a business appropriate anywhere in town on it's own merits? Does the modern day version of the "five an dime" have a place in our community?
I believe it does. What do you think?