Stop development of "Family Dollar" store at 5102 N. Florida Ave
  • Petitioned NO "Family Dollar" Store In Historic Seminole Heights

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NO "Family Dollar" Store In Historic Seminole Heights

Stop development of "Family Dollar" store at 5102 N. Florida Ave

    1. Petition by

      NoFamily Dollar

Do you have a vision for the continued revitalization of the South Seminole Heights downtown along Florida Avenue? Does it include corporate “chain” discount stores offering low-quality, non-local products and minimum wage jobs that siphon money out of our community, drive down home values and force independents out of business?

Family Dollar has announced plans to open a store in the big white building between the Independent Bar & Café and Tempus Projects art gallery, and the developer has evicted several independent businesses from the existing building, costing the area good jobs. Never mind that there are already at least 5 Family Dollars within a two -mile radius of the proposed location at 5102 N. Florida Ave. . What makes this one different is that it’s smack-dab in the middle of the budding “Downtown” of South Seminole Heights, a few-block area of brilliant, meticulously kept and independently owned restaurants and shops that embody our city’s “urban hub” concept for the area. Family Dollar’s move, together with the recent opening of a NAPA Auto Parts store in the former Post Office, could deal a huge blow to the decade-long revitalization.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. TONIGHT: Live on CH10 NEWS : Show your support to stop Big Corporate in SH.

      NoFamily Dollar
      Petition Organizer

      Tonight on Channel 10 News news: Live Coverage at 10:45 PM at 5100 N Florida Ave. Be there, or be square.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Bay News 9: Family Dollar Puts 4 Independent Businesses out of business.

      NoFamily Dollar
      Petition Organizer

      Bay news 9 just ran a prime time story about Family Dollar planning on the 6th store moving into our area.

      Quote: "A battle of the big box versus mom and pop is playing out in the Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa. Several independent local businesses in the building that discount store Family Dollar will be purchasing from a local owner have been given 30-day eviction notices to vacate the property.

      Family Dollar officials said the store is not in the business of putting others out of business. They said they are doing nothing more than enhancing the community's shopping experience."

    5. FOX NEWS: Neighborhood says "NO" to Family Dollar.

      NoFamily Dollar
      Petition Organizer

      Aside from the mistake (Family Dollar is actually costing more than a dozen local jobs, as the 4 businesses leasing the current building are being evicted) this is good press. Let's keep getting the word out. We CAN convince the company that moving into this location is as BAD for their Business as it is for Our Neighborhood.

    6. Over 300 signatures reached in only the second day! Let's get to 500 !

      NoFamily Dollar
      Petition Organizer

      Press by Fox News, Tampa Bay Business Journal and the Tampa Times in the last week about this cause! There will likely be over 700 supporters on the facebook group http://www.facebook.com/NOFamilyDollar by the end of the day. The response has been overwhelming. We need to keep it up, and get enough signatures to be taken seriously. Let Family Dollar know why we don't need a 6th location within 2.5 miles of here.

    7. Reached 250 signatures
    8. 101 people signed this petition in only 3 hours. Lets keep this going!

      NoFamily Dollar
      Petition Organizer

      Pass this petition on, and lets get as many signatures as possible on it, later this week we would like to send it along to all those parties that are involved in the development and Family Dollar and let them know exactly how much this development is opposed. Thank you for the support and pride you have in your neighborhood and the support for a better Seminole Heights.

      Please also view more info on the website: http://www.NoFamilyDollar.com

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Staci Kreitz TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is a historical area that must be preserved to show where this has all started. It doesn't need these chain stores to come in and destroy the integrity of the area.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      The neighborhood is on a good healthy track, we don't need these types of businesses in the area.

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    • Alison Foxall TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      There's too many of them!

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    • monica melton TAMPA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      We don't need another family dollar in this are.

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    • Michael Case CLEARWATER, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      As a protected historic space, it is important to keep the integrity and facade of the neighborhood as genuine to the original as possible. Putting a Family Dollar in Historic Seminole Heights compromises that. In addition, it is proven fact that the presence retail stores such as that of Family Dollar result in loss of surrounding property values (Waddell, Berry & Hoch, 1993). Absolutely NO community good will come out of this kind of development.

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