Speak up about formula stores

Letter to the Editor

The Holmes Beach commissioners are currently writing the permanent ordinance which will regulate additional chains and formula stores in Holmes Beach. At this point, the way the ordinance is being written, it will allow for a least another nine chains/formula stores spread throughout Holmes Beach. There are only four meetings left this year where the commissioners are discussing the percentage cap on formula/chain businesses in Holmes Beach. If you think nine is too many, we urge you to attend the next meetings at City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 24 and Thursday, Oct. 26 starting at 6 p.m. Let your voice be heard and tell the commissioners that you would like to preserve the charm of the Island by having mom and pop businesses versus chain stores. See you at the next meeting.

Rebecca and Eric St.Jean

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