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Supermarket on track for Apollo;developer looks to attract national chains

The reactions from the lawmakers indicated that most of them favor going ahead with the project. After the meeting, they went into executive session to discuss the financial details of the deal, such as whether the county would lease the property to Resnick or it would be an outright sale.

Keeping it local

It confuses me that with all this talk about re-hab and hiring local contractors and buying everything locally and putting money back into the local economy only to attract a bunch of "national" chain stores to compete with the local businesses on our main streets and send our dollars to some corporate headquarters. We've been trying to revitalize our local towns but the county government keeps approving giant superstores and undercutting our ability to get a leg up.

I'm all for re-habilitating the Apollo Mall - but let's not do it at the expense of Main Street.


roundog287....So lets see...no national chains at the "expense" of local shops..Why don't you add up the jobs made available at the local "shops" on Main Street vs larger scale developments like the one proposed, and do the math. There are plenty of empty storefronts around the county that haven't attracted a "local grocery store", whatever that is. So how does a supermarket at Apollo hurt Main Street? The answer is "It doesn't"..The investment should actually help Main Street because it's an access point off Route 17 that will draw shoppers from the surrounding towns, who then actually might venture into town to continue shopping....This proposal by a local businessman, using his own money to invest in Sullivan County should be applauded..no "cautioned against"...