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August 3, 2010

Council should focus on bringing business to London

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — To the editor:

Almost every time I read the newspaper there is an article about how downtown is trying to improve. Yet, the only gas station close to downtown has shut down. The South Main Shell station was important part of town. I live down the road from what is now a building that will surely rundown from no use.

All the employees of that Shell were a blessing to those of us who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to pump gas or try and check the air in their tires or even check their oil. With the closing of that station we lost the only full-service gas station in this town. My thoughts on the topic are, if we are going to bring downtown — old town, whatever you wish to call it — back to life, then shouldn’t we try to keep businesses in that area? How many more businesses will shut down for the building to become an eyesore to the community?

The city council needs to get out there and start trying to bring business back to London, just not the bypass. Downtown needs a full-service station, clothing stores and even a shoe store. There is more to life than Walmart.

Luciana Shannon

London

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