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Ithaca, NY

#22 Jan 23, 2013
bum wrote:
They are all in the downtown district that is fairly small. Do you think one store should build out on the outskirts of Johnstown street or Peabody Road? They build in town to get the most foot and car traffic. They are in business to make money. One can only hope they draw in more business and another will eventually close. It is called competition. They all sale mainly the same thing and that is why people look for other reasons to go there like convenience and how they are treated and cleanliness, etc. Enjoy a another building or lot being filled an a few more jobs. Also it can attract other businesses that build off traffic of another.
Exactly. So how about a business that doesn't need to put another one out of business because its so similar? How about something that could flourish without taking other ones out?
seriously

Ithaca, NY

#23 Jan 23, 2013
Randall Stevens wrote:
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Are they actually jobs that pay well enough to make a significant contribution to the local economy? Or is this going to be another minimum wage position filled by various highschool students and graduates without any career prospects beyond $7.25 per hour?
The purchasing power of someone working for minimum wage isn't really strong enough to allow them to shop locally and pump a significant amount of capital into the local economy. They'll likely be living paycheck-to-paycheck, covering rent, their basic needs, and little else.
If the dollar store actually pays a decent, fair price for labor, then great, they could potentially bring some meaningful jobs to the local economy, but I'm not really optimistic. We have enough McJobs in the area, we need more careers.


that is true randall but a job is a job. even if it is a second job it is better then nothing.even if it is school kids let it be. at least there are jobs. lets just be happy in it. even to have another store weather it is a dollar store.
wowza

Gouverneur, NY

#24 Jan 23, 2013
seriously wrote:
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that is true randall but a job is a job. even if it is a second job it is better then nothing.even if it is school kids let it be. at least there are jobs. lets just be happy in it. even to have another store weather it is a dollar store.
It put a construction firm in business for months. It gave another company a job tearing down the houses. It will give a snow plow guy another lucrative lot. It adds to the tax base from the abandoned homes. The people that work there my get of welfare and add relief to that system. It gives orders to local farms( thru a cooperative for milk, etc. It will surely give local roofers work on repairs and heating/electrical guys on repairs or needs. Unless you work there I doubt anyone knows what the pay an if NYS has their way minimum wage may go up to 8.75. Be optimistic and hopeful. Damn. Competition can be good as it can lower prices and save money and allow xtra spending on places like our county fair. The poeple that sold those homes made some money. Maybe they revinvested in another home, business or property that added more money. It gave money to he village for building permits,etc.etc.etc.
jeez

Hermon, NY

#25 Jan 23, 2013
i am very glad to have the Dollar Tree coming to Gouverneur
corrected

Brighton, MA

#26 Jan 23, 2013
jeez wrote:
i am very glad to have the Dollar Tree coming to Gouverneur
me too
Don

Ithaca, NY

#27 Jan 23, 2013
I hear they have a special ara with tabes and chairs so the local fat assed welfare rats can take breaks between cruising the isles for deals.
Think Pooh Bear_Think

Ithaca, NY

#28 Jan 23, 2013
Don wrote:
I hear they have a special ara with tabes and chairs so the local fat assed welfare rats can take breaks between cruising the isles for deals.
Awesome. We won't have any problems finding you then, will we?
????

Ithaca, NY

#29 Jan 24, 2013
We have a dollar general , family dollar and a dollar tree on its way, does anyone know is their more dollar stores other then these that are out their ?
jeez

Hermon, NY

#30 Jan 25, 2013
just because people love dollar stores, doesnt mean they are on welfare, some of us like to save a little when we shop, instead of having to pay out the @$$ at Price Chopper or Kinney Drugs
hunter

New York, NY

#31 Jan 25, 2013
I watched that Marcie scum steal from the dollar store last week. Put makeup in her pocket.
new store

New Hartford, NY

#32 Jan 25, 2013
I'd like to see a dannys come here.
me

Ithaca, NY

#33 Jan 26, 2013
hunter wrote:
I watched that Marcie scum steal from the dollar store last week. Put makeup in her pocket.
God she could steal all they have and it wouldnt help that face!!!!
Gouvy Resident

Ithaca, NY

#34 Jan 26, 2013
Yes it is the Dollar Tree that is commin into town.. We don't need anymore of these dollar stores, but hey If it can get ppl jobs around here then awesome, but would love to see somethin differetn, then car lots, furniture, and of course teh dollar stores..
Gouvy Resident

Ithaca, NY

#35 Jan 26, 2013
Well jesus did Marci get arrested? Or as usual get away with the bullshit!
Gouvy Resident

Ithaca, NY

#36 Jan 26, 2013
I know it Don.. You seem to know an awful lot.. And you like to use these words that you think make you look and sound like a bad ass, but all in all reality, makes you sound like a Worthless Bum.. Hmmm what do you do with your life everyday?? LMAO
buhwheat

East Syracuse, NY

#37 Jan 28, 2013
Gouverneur is turning into the dollar store Capitol of the world. Lets get some real stores with some name brand products like Levi and Harley Davidson.
new store

New Hartford, NY

#38 Jan 29, 2013
how about a sex store .they make good money in this town.
wtf

Ardsley, NY

#39 Jan 30, 2013
We kind of have one already g&l enterprise

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