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Family Dollar Cashing Out

Family Dollar is going out of business on the 300 block of Bridge Street (between Gay Street and Phoenixville Borough Hall).

Signs on the door announce big discounts on some items. Employees tell Patch the exact date for the closing is not form yet, but this location of the chain discount store will close by the end of the year.

What do you think should go in the space once the Family Dollar store closes?

Tell us in the comments at the bottom of this article.

Barbara J. Hein November 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM
Mr, Davis III I said "Okay none of us are real thrilled about the illegals but don't put me in the same category just because I don't make $150,000 a year."
Barbara J. Hein November 14, 2013 at 12:25 PM
I am definitely not in favor of the illegals but the last time I said what you are saying I was referred to as a "racist bigot". In this same forum. You seem to have escaped that. No I do not think the illegals should benefit from tax dollars. I believe our government gives to much to the illegals.
Dave F November 14, 2013 at 01:23 PM
Many stores have shown that retail can exist in Pville. Diving Cat Studio, LuLu Boutique, Best Friends, Phoenix Bikes, Potamic Bead Co, Jaworski's Music, Ellie's Choice, Charmed Spirit, Mystic Shop (and I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting) all prove that retail can exist without serving booze and/or food. Small businesses always come & goes, and are more a reflection on the owners themselves and the constant change in peoples shopping behaviors and shopping patterns. The rents in Pville are both high and low and it's up to each individual owner to negotiate a rent they can afford based on the business they have and the foot traffic pattern in town. No one can blame building owners for asking for higher rent prices IF the space warrants it. To blame the vacancies in town on just the building owners is only a small portion of the spaces and leaves out too many other important variables that have zero to do with rent costs. Here in Chestnut Hill we have the same issues regarding empty spaces and rental prices so these issues are not unique to Phoenixvlle at all. Phoenixville is not in its own bubble and it experiences the same ebbs and flows as any other town. Also there are other businesses that don't sell food and that don't qualify as pure retail such as the movie theater, tattoo shops and hair salons and not to mention the small markets which are all important shopping alternatives in a successful business mix for any downtown. To make the argument that retail can't exist, or the rents are too high, or we're too one dimensional are all arguments I hear both here in Chestnut Hill and Old City where we're looking to expand. These issues are things small businesses face in any downtown and are not unique to Phoenixville. Back on topic: it's sad to see any business go out so I don't see how the Dollar Store is any different. However, the town will move on and it will move forward just as it did in the past.
Ed Roper November 14, 2013 at 01:39 PM
"marcthepig" seriously, what is your obsession with asian massage parlours. Weirdo.
harryfinster November 14, 2013 at 09:17 PM
whats your beef asians or massages ?
Scott Haslip November 14, 2013 at 09:36 PM
Great Comment Dave F.
Barbara J. Hein November 15, 2013 at 08:11 AM
Scott, did you go to tech school? Graduate around '76 maybe??
Average Citizen November 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Only the racist tea party scum would bring. "Illegals" (basically to them anyone with darker skin) into a story about the Dollar Store closing. Pure scum.....
Barbara J. Hein November 15, 2013 at 05:43 PM
Average Citizen, For once I must agree with you. I didn't like the way he phrased that. David E. Davis III November 14, 2013 at 08:39 AM wrote: "Lynette and Average citizen, what % of those shoppers are illegals? The store is a blight on the Phoenixville main avenue, a crumbling edifice which attracts an unsavory element..." I for one do not appreciate being labeled as part of the "unsavory element" because due to financial restrictions I shop at the dollar store or Hedi Sue.
Barbara J. Hein November 16, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Harryfinster, I really shouldn't stoop to your level but. . . EXCUSE ME! Don't put me in the lowlife category! I despise people who group folks into a category!! ANd no I have no intentions of getting into a written battle of words with an big mouth opinionated loser such as yourself. Quality, educated people do not make remarks such as you made; "only lowlife inhabit them anyway." Your lack of self worth is showing by trying to make others look bad. You are not impressing anyone with your idiotic remarks.
Muffins November 16, 2013 at 10:31 AM
Most folks have shopped a dollar store one time or another for party needs, school, or basic needs. A lot of people are on limited incomes, without food stamps. One could be a millionaire and CEO, an illegal, an (educated) American. But, if they lack character and integrity, they are the low lifes.
Barbara J. Hein November 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM
We have to look at the zoning laws for that corner as well. We are all yelling and dreaming of what we want there but it will come down to what the Borough will allow. And as someone who is right at the poverty level, a tad above I have a bad feeling as to what Borough Council will approve.
Barbara J. Hein November 16, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Muffins, you speak of people who shop at dollars stores out of choice, not need. the term "low lifes" in this context appears to be those who are poor or insinuated as such. And are looking to cause trouble. I agree with you in saying; "But, if they lack character and integrity, they are the low lifes."
Muffins November 16, 2013 at 11:42 AM
I heard that the Borough has acquired the dollar store property through 'eminent domain' and plans to put in a parking garage. Anyone else heard of this plan?
harryfinster November 16, 2013 at 01:19 PM
note the way a phoenixville person bows down in obedience to a small town government entity "the borough will allow" move back to eastern europe where totalitarianism belongs
Muffins November 16, 2013 at 01:55 PM
Yes, the Borough can gain property through 'eminent domain' within what the laws do allow. So, Harry, who pee'd in your Wheaties? You sound like a very disgruntled old grandpa. So negative. Oh, is that typecasting?
Barbara J. Hein November 16, 2013 at 05:33 PM
harrfinster; The old saying goes back MANY MANY years; You can't fight city hall. And unless the citizens turn out en-masse to fight or approve any zoning changes the Borough or developers with the $$$$ will probably get their way. Totalitarianism was just about busted; the only true totalitarian state left is North Korea. Mymar (Spelling??) (Burma) has changed or is trying to change to democracy. Harryfinster; You must be one of the old "The Phoenix" readers. Or do you go back to the days of "The Daily Republican"
Barbara J. Hein November 16, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Muffins, I wonder why harryfinster is so negative? Did he strike out with the bases loaded in the big game? DId he drop the big touchdown pass. Is he the OJR running back that fumbled on the goal line to lose a big one to Pville or the Pottstown or SF player that a Phoenixville pitcher struck out!?? Did he at some point lose a mayoral election here??? I don't understand the negativity either. I guess some folk just like to complain. And belittle others.
Muffins November 16, 2013 at 06:17 PM
Ha, ha, ha. Barbara, gotta wonder. :)
harryfinster November 16, 2013 at 07:44 PM
went to your crummy high school ,read the daily republican,fled to california which was the land of the free,try to liberate phoenixville people from their oppressors
harryfinster November 16, 2013 at 07:49 PM
note muffins cant even think past a football game
Barbara J. Hein November 17, 2013 at 08:58 AM
harryfinster, sounds like classic; 'HAD to come back but didn't want to' and now hates it here and all who may like it here.
Muffins November 17, 2013 at 11:19 AM
It may be possible that Harry and 'Average Citizen' are one and the same. Same rotten attitudes. You gentlemen need to rise above the bullying and move on. Bottom line. We need an affordable and accessible market in town with qualitative and quantitative merchandise for all economic levels.
Average Citizen November 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Muffins, are you mentally challenged or just pretend to be online? I routinely bash Harry Finster for his nonsense. Muffins, get a f'ing clue!
Muffins November 17, 2013 at 01:26 PM
Key words 'may' meaning 'possibly,' 'attitudes' plural, and 'gentlemen' meaning two or more men. AC, you need a constructive hobby besides putting people down. Does it make you feel better? Bully, bully, bully!
harryfinster November 17, 2013 at 03:22 PM
phoenixville ,a dirty little town,along a polluted river,downwind of a nuclear reactor ,who would want to live there ? you can add more
Barbara J. Hein November 17, 2013 at 05:39 PM
finster Yo dude if you hate this town so much why do you bother to keep up on what goes on around here? And who is your shrink, make sure I don't go to him as he doesn't seem to be doing you any good. I suggest you return to California. If they will have you. Dude ,you have anger issues. Your comments are really getting boring.
harryfinster November 17, 2013 at 06:36 PM
CG3 why do people in phoenixville have an inability to see or tell the truth ?
Kaelsma November 18, 2013 at 01:46 PM
harryfinster - Your "low life" comment offends me. I am FAR from a low life - make a VERY good living - and there are very few times when I don't stop and think "can I get this at the Dollar Store" before buying something. Frugal does not equal low life.
Barbara J. Hein November 19, 2013 at 09:43 AM
harryfinster, Since you are NOT here shut up!! You are in Cali with the real low-lifes! So buzz off and let us alone and keep your good for nothing smart remarks to your self. The way you talk about people and places makes you the real low life! You are really starting to bore me, not offend me but bore me. Lowlifes like you are what make a forum such as this useless. Because you waste time and space with the useless smart remarks. Good bye!

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