Advance Auto is building a new car parts store not far from our house. Nothing wrong with that — except that there are already two auto parts stores within a mile of that location. One is even just across the street!
I’ve been to both stores, and I’ve never had to wait more than two minutes to check out.
It amazes me that their corporate headquarters did not do their research before being willing to spend more than a million dollars to see this project through. The sign touts new jobs becoming available. But that’s just short‐term. One of the stores will inevitably close within a few years. Those employees will lose their jobs — and maybe years of gradual small pay raises, only to have to start over.