Goodwill store in Savage has homeowners fuming

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  • Updated: November 26, 2013 - 5:04 PM
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bourneidNov. 26, 13 6:21 PM

Welcome to Scott County, Savage, Shakopee and Prior Lake. It’s amazing how they promote and develop housing projects and just when you think you live in a nice quiet peaceful area, you’re zoned commercial, or they run a four lane highway through your back or front yard. Do think all the residents knew they were going to run Co Road #21 through their back yards from Co Rd #42 to Crossing Blvd and Old Carriage Rd.? Wait until after all the houses are built along Eagle Creek Blvd from Co Rd #18 to Canterbury road, “surprise” you know they will build a 4 lane highway through their back yards and call it progress. They are turning county roads into highways and highways into county roads and affecting a lot of people’s lives.

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jackpinesavNov. 27, 13 8:57 AM

Lived in that area for 35 years. The county road 21 plan was discussed for at least 20 of those years. Pay attention. And if customers at a Goodwill store are a threat to a school nearby...what world do these people live in? "End of the road" people want to move in, be the "last" house built, want nothing to change but demand services. Lighten up!

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sek2undrstndNov. 27, 13 3:26 PM

How can you protest a Goodwill Store? This is almost as bad as the Minneapolis NIMBY's protesting the light rail projecting running through their neighborhood.

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irishmaiden2Nov. 27, 13 5:32 PM

There ARE too many thrift stores in the area!!!! There is an established one less that 1/2 a mile from this site! Add Unique and the Salvation Army stores just east on 42 in Burnsville and that's 3 thrift stores within a 5 mile radius. Ridiculous.

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nopensionNov. 27, 13 7:05 PM

Has anyone noticed that there are brand new Goodwill stores popping up all over the Twin Cities? Where are they getting the money for all these new buildings? Could it possibly be that the CEO is making a fortune from all the stuff we give him free and he pays his employees peanuts?

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ThereseVBNov. 27, 13 9:47 PM

That "clientele" you are so afraid of are people choosing a more economic, or a “green” way to provide for themselves and their families. They are attorneys, health care workers, members of the corporate world, college students, the elderly, mothers and fathers, antiquers and even some Halloween costume seekers. I don’t see the clientele that I have shopped side by side with at many Goodwill’s, as contraindicated to an elementary school community. On the contrary, reflective of their neighborhood…..

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mglovettNov. 27, 1310:07 PM

nopension: it would appear that the CEO is taking that money and investing it in new outlets!

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barbjensNov. 28, 13 6:49 AM

It is because they don't pay their workers decent and give their CEO BIG money that I and many others, after hearing this, will NOT give to Goodwill anymore.

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hittodeadNov. 28, 1312:24 PM

Check out the number of Lexus, BMW, and Mercedes in the parking lots of most Goodwill stores if you think their customers are dragging down the neighborhood.

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LauralundDec. 1, 1311:08 AM

Goodwill is a job creator From their website: "The mission of Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota is to assist people with barriers to education, employment and independence in achieving their goals." The employees in that store will be people who are in job training. Many of them work for a while in order to establish a work record and references so they can move onward and upward. It's a new start for them.

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