The retired area resident said he did not like the idea of Rutter’s moving in. Loyalty is important to him, he said.
“I’ll be doing my shopping here at
With emotions still running hot nearly 18 months after
The new Rutter’s surrounds
“It’s bad for us. But it’s too late,” Hudhud said.
Despite Rutter’s larger presence in the region,
“The people I’ve talked to are generally anti-Rutter’s,” McNiesh said. “No one was really pleased that they came in.”
Social media played a role in organizing people opposed to the development. Facebook groups have encouraged people to shop at
The vacant lot that Rutter’s replaced was a problem, too, Herndon said.
“[An] open business is much better than a vacant lot,” she said. “You don’t want empty buildings or empty spaces in your area.”
This story has been updated to reflect that residents are concerned about enforcement of the new traffic pattern, but town officials have already reached out to state police to make sure the rules are followed.
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