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Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

my neighbor was laid off back around XMAX from a $30K job, does not want to work, the state takes care of them, unbelievable, nice people but........

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Pixelvt on 07/18/2016 at 8:54 AM

Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

You've said it best. No unions and no high paying jobs in Vermont. It's as if nobody feels they deserve to make money. It's the perfect scenario for somebody with money from outside of Vermont to come in and manipulate the situation to make even more money. If you're looking for a dollar store to come in and create minimum wage jobs then that's exactly what will happen.

Posted by Mark Lade on 07/18/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

Most Dollar General Stores appear in small communities that are very under served by any store. They provide a very needed way to get many items and save money. I'm tired of the self righteous types that don't like certain outlets. Fine, don't patronize them. Obviously, they are filling a niche that was unfilled. They provide jobs and pay taxes. What's the problem?

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Posted by Mike Burnham on 07/15/2016 at 6:37 PM

Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

Half of working Vermonters make $12 per hour or less. They have to shop somewhere. If my choice is Dollar General or a Mom and Pop shop that charges 3 times as much for the same items, I'm going with Dollar General.

Pacilio is urging tenants not to shop at a store right across the street from them? Really?

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Liz Leyden on 07/15/2016 at 2:24 AM

Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

My wife shops there maybe once a week, and we are not poor, maybe that is why. A bag of kitty litter for a buck, vs whatever Hannaford can get away with. If they obey the law they have a right to be here. But communities should negotiate with them never the less for the best terms and suitable location. I doubt they will put a really good country market out of business or even close, apples and oranges

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Posted by Pixelvt on 07/14/2016 at 2:28 PM

Re: “How Did Dollar General Stores Take Vermont So Quickly?

no unions, no high paying jobs in vermont? you've got a ton of citizens living on government handouts. what do you expect? the same people that make your beds at killington are making far below the poverty line. can't think of a better environment for dollar stores.

21 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by David F Ball on 07/13/2016 at 9:42 PM

Re: “'Pie' in the Sky: Airport Restaurateur Blames the State for Failed Biz

It shouldn't take four years to get the permits in order. This is obscene. This is a small state in need of great businesses so someone should have been on top of this and clearing the way.

Posted by wendy on 07/06/2016 at 2:03 PM

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