Do You Oppose a Goodwill Store in Your Neighborhood?

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Yesterday, we brought you a story about residents in the north Phoenix neighborhood of Moon Valley trying to fight a Goodwill store from opening nearby.

"This is a great opportunity to let the city know we don't appreciate what they have done to us and to demand that they do whatever it takes to stop the store in our neighborhood from ever opening," said an e-mail from former Republican Congressman John Shadegg, which was circulated amongst neighborhood residents.

See also:
Moon Valley Elitists Trying to Keep Goodwill Out of the Neighborhood

An AJ's Fine Foods store used to be in the location, and the freak-out from some people came after they found out a Goodwill store would be taking its place.

"If Goodwill moves into Moon Valley, the shops, restaurants, and services that our community wants and needs, will close up or relocate," one Moon Valley resident said. "They will be replaced by low end retail that is not appropriate for our neighborhood."

Here's our question for you: Would you oppose a Goodwill store trying to open in your neighborhood?

Cast your vote below:



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isaacsq
isaacsq

Goodwill the new Macy's in america, I hate to burst your bubble Moon Valley residents, the fact is that most residents on Moon valley will be shopping at this new store, they are already shopping at Target and when they shop at Macys first thing they go for is the "clearance racks" so don't pretend that this new Goodwill store is below your standards, Moon Valley is not St Tropez get it?

isaacsq
isaacsq

Goodwill the new Macy's in america, I hate to burst your bubble Moon Valley residents, the fact is that most residents on Moon valley wil be shopping at this new store, they are already shopping at Target and when they shop at Macys first thing they go for is the "clearance racks" so dont pretend that this new Goodwill store is below your standards, Moon Valley is not St Tropez get it?

Good4Phx2345
Good4Phx2345

There is a Goodwill store nearby my home and it's great. Not only do I like it because I can easily donate and drop off items that I am no longer using, but I also like to shop there.  The people who work there are very friendly, and I've always felt comfortable wandering the rows and looking for little treasures. I don't get the controversy, but I know there are a lot of close-minded elitists out there. I think your article yesterday was pretty accurate with its portrayal of that community living in a bubble. They're completely out of touch.

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