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Water Street Family Dollar Sign Crisis Averted

The crisis that could have derailed plans for a Family Dollar store in the Water Street Re-Development Area has been averted.

City Council on Tuesday approved a development plan for the store that removed a provision to allow a so-called monument sign on the property – something a representative of the developer suggested could be a deal-breaker. 

City Planner Teresa Gillotti says she spoke with someone from Family Dollar on Wednesday, and they agreed not to put a monument sign on the property with a couple of conditions. One, that if another Water Street tenant is allowed to erect a monument sign, Family Dollar can, too.  And if a monument sign is erected to advertise Water Street tenants, Family Dollar wants a spot on that sign. 

Assuming city council agrees to those conditions, plans for a Water Street Family Dollar store will move forward.

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