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Family Dollar -- A Good Fit?

Do you think the discount store will help or hurt Oakhurst?

Decatur Patch ran an article about 10 days ago on that's coming to Oakhurst. It should open in mid-summer.

Patch will give a more exact date later, but for now we'd like to know more about what people in the neighborhood think about Family Dollar.

The comments on the last story were pretty strong. Here are some examples:

I think that Family Dollar is NOT what Oakhurst needed. It would have made much more sense to have a small, neighborhood grocery in that spot. I am certain that the landlord did not take that into consideration...everyone knows we need a grocery store on the south side of the tracks.

I will shop there! It will be convenient and helpful for those of us who cannot afford half a million dollar homes. It's disappointing to read the disparaging comments. Everyone in Oakhurst doesn't fit one image or profile.

Oakhurst is a changing neighborhood, has been for a decade. It's becoming gentrified.

Do you think Family Dollar is a good fit for Oakhurst? Will the fit get better or worse as gentrification continues?

Ralph Ellis May 31, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Is the Family Dollar a good fit for Oakhurst?
bulldogger May 31, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Well, It'll be better than an empty space; however, I don't think it's a good fit for the area.
seriously... May 31, 2012 at 02:04 PM
walmart in decatur, family dollar in oakhurst, what chain is kirkwood getting?
Kathy O'Brien May 31, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Unfortunately, the owner of the space has never been concerned about the neighborhood at large. I am not sure if the dollar store will be a good fit, however, it is better than the vacant property that has sat there for over 10 years now. We do have the Oakhurst Market that provides us with another alternative for quick items, and I think over time the neighborhood will probably embrace it. We shall see.
Kirkwood Resident June 02, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Sherwun Williams in kirkwood.
Kirkwood Resident June 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Sherwin, sorry spell check

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