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.