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Downtown Pittsboro needs every warm body it can find

By Gregory Stafford
Posted Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - I am amazed that anyone could possibly see a small school in Pittsboro as a negative for business. The PTA building has been vacant for how long? Five years? There are open storefronts all over Pittsboro. The Ford building on Hillsboro street has not been fully rented in five years. The Station next to the Kerr Drugs lays nearly empty.

Unless there is a law that would force another business to close if the school opens this project should be approved. Downtown Pittsboro needs every warm body it can find. I assume the school will have students and parents. They will buy gas, clothes, food and my guess is beer.

In addition, parking is a nightmare in Pittsboro and they are offering parking.

Pittsboro commercial vacancies are up and people are complaining that someone wants to bring people to town.

Go figure.

 
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