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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Dollar General: It Could be Worse. Kudos to the Planning Board

This is the Dollar General that went up in Ashland on Main Street, just a few years ago. It is a far cry from the much more traditional look that our Planning Board insisted on when they granted the site plan for the one being built across from Blake Road.
Okay, ours may not be the ideal location, but at least it will have some design elements that will make it look a little bit like it belongs in the village, Much better I think then the very industrial look Ashland got.
Kudos to the Planning Board for doing as much as they could to mitigate the impact of this development.


Anonymous said...

Lets be fair, the kudos should go to General Dollar for kindly spending their money on unnecessary building cosmetics that they did not have to do. They have spent thousands of dollars to suit the opinions of some who think it needs to fit into the "village". Where were those voices when both schools (one across the street from GD) were being built or even the proposed community center last year. Does not seem to me those buildings "fit in". I wonder if your neighbors like to design of your homes? How great it would be if you could all tell our neighbors how their house has to look, what color to paint it and the shape it needs to be to please your eye, and then they could tell you what to do. Is that what you want?
Don't get me wrong, as a true local who grew up here and attended the Moultonborough school system, I'm not jumping up and down about GD coming to town. I have never shopped a GD, but they need to be treated like any other local business. The same rules and regulations apply to all not just some or one. They have gone above and beyond what is required of them and they need to be thanked for that. If you don't Like GD then don't shop there, vote with your dollars, but they will bring much needed jobs to our town. Jobs are what is needed by many of our local citizens, citizens that deserve our local support.
I would like to thank GD for considering Moultonborough and making their home here. Welcome and we wish you the best of luck.

Disgusted said...

"ours may not be the ideal location.." Understatement of the Year.

Just wait for the accidents, traffic tie ups and general disruption.

If we boycott the store, maybe it will fail economically as it should!!

Moultonboro Blogger said...

The store is almost completed and it will create some jobs. Wishing that it will fail economically is wrong. The Planning Board did all it could to mitigate the impact.
As I have written a gazillion times, get involved and be proactive or we will continually be closing the barn door after the cows have left.

Anonymous said...

I do hope we welcome DG just as our great President has welcomed all Muslim refugees with extreme vetting before they step into a store with overpriced products that can be obtained elsewhere for less.

I also hope that some of our Academy grads, who live in the state with the lowest unemployment rate, will be rushing to obtain employment at the munificent NH minimum wage rate of $7.25 an hour.

Joseph Cormier said...

Great comments from a ... ? ... small town ... democracy ... republic... monarchy ... aristocracy ... dictatorship ... commonwealth ... individuals... or just MoBo?

Nation (another one) of laws? Then follow, and use, the process, or live with the consequences!

Choosy Mother said...

At last a place to buy the scotch tape that doesn't stick!