Petition Against the Dollar General Store, Bethlehem, NH
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Petition Against the Dollar General Store, Bethlehem, NH

    1. Alison Caruso
    2. Petition by

      Alison Caruso

      Bethlehem, NH

 

It is detrimental to current local business, will establish an environment contrary to Bethlehem's Master Plan, create traffic hazards, hamper parking for existing Main Street businesses, and despoil the character of our community.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Update on Planning Board Meeting attended by Dollar General Store opposers

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all of you for coming out last evening to attend the Bethlehem Planning Board meeting. Our presence was strong and our opposition to Dollar General coming to town was made known. We'll continue to monitor the status of the project and now wait for the actual application to be filed with the Planning Board. We presented copies of the Petition Against Dollar General Store Opening in Bethlehem, NH last evening - over 800 signatures and still going!

    2. Planning Board Meeting TOMORROW Attendees in Support are NEEDED

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE come to the Planning Board Meeting TOMORROW NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th at 6:00pm - we are on the agenda to speak before the board and need as many supporters there in person as we can gather. Thank you!

    3. Dollar General Meeting THIS Sunday, April 1st 5pm - You are greatly NEEDED

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing the online petition. In a true grassroots effort, and in just a few weeks, we have gathered 164 online signatures from 20 states and 3 countries. We're just beginning. Flyers and pamphlets have been designed/printed and hang along Main St. and we have secured a meeting with press coverage for this Sunday April 1st at 5pm at The Cold Mountain Cafe, Main St., Bethlehem. If at all possible PLEASE COME SHOW YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT we need every person available to be in attendance. Please click on the facebook page link "The Buck Stops Here" for details of the meeting and its purpose. Many hundreds of paper original signatures have also been gathered in addition to the online signatures. You don't have to live in Bethlehem to know that our village is truly a star of the White Mountains. Let's keep the star burning brightly for all to see (without the distraction of Dollar General signage, structure and parking lot lights 7 days a week). Thank you.

    4. Dollar General Store Opposition in Bethlehem, NH

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for signing the online petition against the Dollar General store building a new location in the middle of Bethlehem Village.

      We have also established a Facebook page and invite you to like us - just click on the Facebook link below. Thanks so much!

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Volunteer

    5. Dollar General Opposition Continues to Grow

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      You may notice a common posting in the windows of our downtown businesses - bright yellow signs boldly stating NO GENERAL DOLLAR STORE IN BETHLEHEM! Many thanks to volunteers for designing, printing and distributing the clear message that needs to be out there!

      The 2nd meeting was once again kindly hosted by Root Restaurant on Sunday, March 11th. Signatures are being gathered at many area locations and many folks have stepped up to help in a variety of ways, i.e. gathering information, reaching out to involved parties and keeping the effort moving forward.

      More details will be posted as we continue to separate facts from rumors and speak personally with several key individuals, civic leaders and the property's owner. Thanks everyone!

    6. Written Petitions Are Now Available for Signature

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      The first gathering held yesterday at Root Restaurant was wonderful. Thanks to all who came out to offer your support, ideas and assistance. We will be meeting again this coming Sunday, March 11th from 4-6 please come if you can.

      If you live local, PLEASE take the time time to stop by and sign a hard-copy of the petition which can be found at the following locations:

      > Root Restaurant
      > Bethlehem Village Store
      > Cold Mountain Cafe
      > Maia Papayas
      > Local Works Marketplace at WREN

      We have gathered over 240 signatures in just one week! We need everyone to become involved and stand united in protecting the local businesses and the character of our charming village.

    7. Reached 100 signatures
    8. First meeting THIS SUNDAY, March 4th 4-6pm, Root Restaurant, Bethlehem

      Alison Caruso
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE come to show support of our efforts, share ideas, get information, PICK UP WRITTEN PETITIONS FOR SIGNATURE GATHERING, and to meet neighbors that share your concern and opposition to this extremely detrimental pending development in Bethlehem, NH.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Shauna Tucker JOSHUA TREE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      The village of Joshua Tree, CA is also engaged in a battle against the building of a Dollar General in our community. Please consider signing our change.org petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/uphold-a-community-s-right-to-decide-their-fate. There are many other communities across the country with similar stories (Rock, Hall, MD; Sheffield, MA; Ocoee, FL; Chester, VT to name a few). If your community is interested in partnering with us in a nationwide "Occupy Dollar General Movement" please post a comment to: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nodollargeneraljoshuatree/. Thank you!

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    • Suzanne Nicholas MERRIMAC, MA
      • over 1 year ago

      We are currently trying to prevent a Dollar General from building in our small town of 6000 people. We're against the traffic, the smaller local businesses being put out of business and the fact that it will ruin our rural, small-town ambiance. This monster must be stopped! Any advice/suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated!

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    • michelle severino LITTLETON, NH
      • almost 2 years ago

      bethlehem has always been known as a summer visiting place......the quiet small town shops and antique shops....the surrounding towns have enough big stores......this will make bethehem lose that flavor and cause greater hardship on the toen financially byt the increase of people, cars and cut directly into the small shops that count on and want the small town!!! NO NO NO dont do this!!!!!!!

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    • Billy Seltzer MERIDIAN, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      Dollar General doesn't belong in historic areas of any town. We already have several. The people behind ours don't want to be associated with this location.

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    • jeannie lehouillier CONCORD, NH
      • over 2 years ago

      I grew up on James street in Bethlehem and although I not longer live there, its a place my heart will always be...

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