Why no grant for Scolari’s?
While reading the e-edition, I noticed the article regarding the federal grant program to buy local. Funny the federal government supports this, while our local government supports the closing of local businesses, as sadly Scolari’s will close on Nov. 29. The blame is on our local government who allowed Walmart to build a second store in Douglas County, while knowing full well that a Nevada-family owned business, that pays good wages and benefits, and employs more than 60 local residents, would probably not withstand the new Walmart.
Don’t tell us that local business owners need to be more savvy in their marketing or offer different products than Walmart. Do tell us what will happen to the employee’s of Scolari’s who own homes, have kids in school and long term ties to the community?