Dollar Tree Store in Fort Bragg Voted Down

The answer was “no” to a Dol­lar Tree store in Fort Bragg. The city’s Plan­ning Com­mis­sion voted to deny a use per­mit to con­vert the old social ser­vices build­ing on South Franklin Street to a Dol­lar Tree store. Many from the com­mu­nity attended the meet­ing to voice their opin­ion: those who favored a new store with afford­able mer­chan­dise for low-income res­i­dents. And those who opposed the store’s low wages, and the traf­fic and noise impacts. The prop­erty owner said he was sur­prised by the vote and expressed frus­tra­tion that if they don’t want retail in his loca­tion, they should rezone it.