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Don’t vote out local business

Bill HydeFrisco

I have talked to a number of Summit County residents about the upcoming vote on Home Depot. Of those who are for allowing Home Depot to establish a location in Frisco, the most common reason I have heard is unhappiness with local prices. These people think that Home Depot will help drive prices down. This may be true in the short run, but what about when Home Depot drives the competing local merchants out of business? It’s certainly your right to spend your money where you please, but casting a vote that will drive somebody out of business seems to me to be another thing entirely.