MSF is NOT Big M. Get that thru your skull. It's important. Big M might not be the grocery store that winds up in the new downtown mall. Who knows? Business is business.Big M is not going to lose any more business than its already lost.
As for the point above, you MUST think clearly here.
Lots of people in LF shop at Walmart, because they want silly low made-by-Chinese-child-slave prices. Okay then.
Lots of people in LF shop at Hannaford because they want the deep selection of Hannaford. Okay then.
Lots of people in LF shop at Big M because they want the convenience of a grocery store a couple of blocks away from home. Okay then.
That's THREE DIFFERENT stores with THREE DIFFERENT value propositions.
Build another grocery store at the quarry, and whatever else it is, it is as convenient as Big M. Little Falls can support ONE grocery store, and only ONE. That is the numbers. That is the demographics.
We build a new grocery store, we lose the old one. The jobs are a wash.