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Welcome to Nashua, NH. Kindly check your Constitutional rights at the city limits (Part II)

A while ago, I wrote about an attempt by Wal-Mart to build a SuperCenter in Nashua. It's opposed by a lot of people. Some are concerned about its environmental impact on the site they've chosen. Some worry about the increased traffic on an already-congested street. Others, like me, are more concerned about the current occupant of that land -- a delightful bargain store called Building 19.

Locals are getting more and more irate. They've raised repeated concerns to the city, wondering just why Wal-Mart is being allowed to get around all sorts of regulations and ordinances. I fear that Nashua's building 19 is doomed.

I once ran into a guy who works for Building 19, scouting out new locations and helping to set them up. I begged him to come back to Manchester. I even told him about the perfect spot. He said he'd looked at it, but they've had challenges with the owner of the property, and were unlikely to come to terms with them -- and since that company owns a LOT of the retail space around Manchester, the odds were slim.

Apparently, they ironed out their difficulties.

Yesterday, I happened to drive by that empty store front (a former Ames), and it wasn't empty any more.


They didn't say when they were opening, but I could see Christmas stuff through the window. And when I went to the web site shown above, I learned what I should have known intuitively -- they're opening TOMORROW.

November 19.

Need I add that not only is this place less than a mile and a half from my house, but right along my way to and from work, and in the same plaza as my customary supermarket?

If anyone wants to get ahold of me Saturday morning at 9, just head up Hanover Street and look for the Shaggin' Wagon...


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Comments (10)

So, you're feeling especial... (Below threshold)

So, you're feeling especially telekinetic today?

Some days it is easy to bel... (Below threshold)

Some days it is easy to believe that maybe God is not out to get you.

Suffer a little, Save a LOT... (Below threshold)

Suffer a little, Save a LOT!

'delightful bargain store' ... (Below threshold)

'delightful bargain store' :)

I hope they do not become t... (Below threshold)

I hope they do not become too successful, the loony left will start making movies about them and the MSM will become insufferable about another capitalist success story.

Dont worry about WalMart im... (Below threshold)

Dont worry about WalMart impinging on the ol' One Niner, as we like to call it. Building 19 7/8, on the Lynnway in Lynn MA shares a lot with WalMart. The Walmart has been there since about 1998, and the 19 is still going strong. Almost seems like tow different audiences

(BTW- just bought a wool/cashmere this very night for $60, down from $300 there. Good hunting!)

We have something like buil... (Below threshold)

We have something like building 19 in Lancaster, it's called Ollies Good Stuff Cheap.

I'll have to go take a look... (Below threshold)

I'll have to go take a look. Manchester is easier for me, too. And whenever my parents come to visit, they love peeking in Building 19 to see what's there. They don't have anything like that in their state. Glad to hear it isn't going away, but getting a better location. I've always hated driving to that area of Nashua.

I just watched "Walmart, th... (Below threshold)

I just watched "Walmart, the high price of low cost" DVD. I'm taking it with a grain of salt, since the producers have a huge poster of Che on their wall, and their supporters are groups such as MoveOn, but I have to say that it was disturbing. On the other hand, I know a fellow who has worked for them for almost 20 years, moved to a different state, got a job in a new store, and the manager apparently was a jerk, and he got fired. He's suing for his job back, and has no hard feelings for Walmart in general, just that particular store.

I've seen some signs around... (Below threshold)

I've seen some signs around town about this, and I'm glad that I stumbled upon your little outburst replete with links that I will have to examine later, because I was wondering what it was about. Personally, I like Bldg 19, but I must admit that I periodically grab cheap bundles of socks at Walmart for my kids, too. I've heard a couple of repugnant stories such as taking out life insurance policies on their own workers and not helping the surviving families, which though not criminal seems somehow unethical. :-/



ps: was wondering if you knew of any good sites that compare cities overall as places to live based on crime stats, taxes, school resources, job availability and such? But they must have a big collection of smaller suburb cities in database. There are plenty out there with big metros compared.






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