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  "My Town and Yours"  Thoughts and  Observations of Mark Lange

I Hate to Complain, but...

I hate to complain about the new sporting goods store opening in Vincennes this weekend, but here goes.  The jobs supported by the new store will be important to the individuals with those jobs.  But most of the money we spend at that store will head out of town just as fast as our out of town based banks credit and debit cards are swiped through their check outs. Based in Troy, Michigan and covering fourteen states Dunham's Sports has opened six new stores just this month in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Georgia, Minnesota, and North Carolina and now has about 180 stores.  It has been inbusiness since 1937 and started out as a bait and tackle shop.

Now I'm beginning to feel a little bad.  When it started it WAS a local store.  The bait shop just got successful and expanded.  Isn't that what the American Dream was all about in 1937?  Isn't that what it sort of still is today?  Sort of, but that's for another rant.

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11/26/2013 6:21AM
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