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Stockade residents object to man seeking to open store

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Stockade residents told the city Planning Commission not to let a man from outside the neighborhood set up shop in Arthur’s Market, even though they want the store reopened. They objected to Mohammed Alazani, who has little experience with convenience stores and said he knows nothing about the historic neighborhood that has supported the market for decades. He failed to bring any business plans to Wednesday’s commission meeting, so the commissioners refused to vote on ...

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April 21, 2011
9:27 a.m.

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If Connie feels so strongly about the store being the way she wants it to be she should lease it herself

April 21, 2011
12:19 p.m.

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Shows you can't always get what you want... even in the hoitey-toitey Stockade!

April 22, 2011
1:32 p.m.

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I agree that local residents need to either individually or as a co-op lease/buy the building and make of it what they want. Even if the operation loses money, if it provides the atmosphere they want then it should be worth the expense.

I do have to agree with them about signage in the windows ... but that is a city issue, not just a Stockade issue. Sign in the windows should count towards any signage allowed for a business - whether at Arthurs, CVS, the corner markets on State Street, or Price Chopper. A window is not a sign-frame.