Mayor upset over NSLC closure

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TRENTON – The NSLC announcement last week that it is closing the doors of its Trenton store is an economic blow to the residents in the Town of Trenton, the mayor says.

“Obviously this is a huge disappointment to the residents of Trenton and Pictou County,” Mayor Glen MacKinnon said. “We have asked to meet with representatives from the provincial government to find ways to an alternate solution that will benefit both the Nova Scotia Liquor Commission and the residents of this town.“

For the past six years, he said the town has worked through major economic issues and have managed to revitalize the Main Street and allow the NSLC to make a profit year after year.

He said the town had consulted the store as part of their Main Street revitalizations but was given no notice that the store was closing and no chance to offer solutions.

“There are business reasons why that wasn’t done, but that doesn’t bode well with the people of Trenton,” MacKinnon said.

He said there's a sense in the community that the business should do what's right for the community.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Liquor Commission

Geographic location: TRENTON, Pictou County

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  • B
    January 25, 2013 - 06:12

    All the other towns have the amenities that in the know mentioned,PLUS a liqueur store, grocery store, etc.etc. and yet we pay the highest taxes ...... Hmmmmm why is that? We need change !!!

  • Trenton Ratt
    January 24, 2013 - 12:28

    It is time to seriously consider amalgamation, the taxes are ridiculous and for what?

    • In the know
      January 24, 2013 - 13:16

      Your: - (clean) water - sewage piped away from your house - garbage removed - roads plowed - safe/clean schools - paved roads and sidewalks - a fire department - etc. , etc. , etc. ...

  • In the know
    January 24, 2013 - 10:12

    Trenton will never have any business move into the town as long as the business tax hovers around 6%.

  • Mike from Reality
    January 24, 2013 - 07:30

    I suspect the post office will be next. Time to get rid of Mr Mackinnon and company and join the county taxes will be way cheaper.

  • Joseph
    January 23, 2013 - 20:48

    Yes, I do agree with the mayor. However, as a resident of Trenton, I'd like to see a gas outlet, or a small grocery for the amount in taxes we pay. What are the residents of Trenton getting because we spend our money in New Glasgow and elsewhere. Just a thought.

  • James Sewell
    January 23, 2013 - 20:40

    If one store especially a liquor store is an economic blow then the town i in bad shape.