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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland City Council introduced Monday a piece of legislation that would temporarily prohibit giving permits to open so-called “dollar stores” within the City of Cleveland.

The legislation says a rapid increase of small-box general discount stores in Cleveland is hurting local businesses and the local economy.

Discount stores carry a variety of consumer goods, including household items, health products, food and beverages.

The legislation details that the strategy of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and other discount stores is to saturate communities with multiple stores, making it nearly impossible for local full-service grocery stores to stay open and flourish.

Generally, dollar stores are known to have small selections of fresh food and carry mostly processed foods at inflated prices, the legislation notes.

 

READ MORE: News5Cleveland.com

Article Courtesy of WEWS News 5 Cleveland

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