Not So Super for Boonville

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, November 02 2005 Nov 2, 2005 Wednesday, November 02, 2005 8:20:58 AM CST November 02, 2005 in News

The signs are everywhere...Yes and no. And one of those "no" voters is downtown businessman Ken Hirlinger. He's heading the campaign called "Not So Super for Boonville."

"This is the wrong project in the wrong city at the wrong time," Hirlinger says.

One other resident and former Boonville businessman doesn't want the Supercenter either.

"I would hate to see us lose a grocery store with a Supercenter opening," Greg Farmer says.

City officials and the Chamber of Commerce are keeping quiet about the Supercenter, but the Boonville Daily News has become somewhat of a battleground for the issue. The paper came out on Monday with an editorial against the Supercenter.  

The letters to the editor are a different story. There are many letters against the Supercenter but there have also been those in support, like those from Harold Gilliam. He says those against the Supercenter are using examples that are inaccurate and don't fit Boonville.  But Hirlinger thinks it does and will work hard this week to get more people to vote against the retail giant.

"Not So Super for Boonville" is holding a rally on Saturday to gather support for its campaign.

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