The city of Fairfield near Cincinnati has rejected an Asian grocery store opposed by nearby residents, reports Cincinnati.com.
The Fairfield City Council unanimously rejected the application from Nepal-born Narayan Dhungel.
According to the Journal-News, Dhungel estimated his market would have attracted 40-50 a day and was situated next to a Walgreens.
One woman said the store would attract “undesirables.” Another said the market would cause the neighborhood to decline. Others cited concerns about traffic. The market would have moved into a vacant office building.
Not everyone opposed the plan.
“It’s limiting people from doing business,” Chhabi Neopaney, a Nepal native and real estate agent said. “Keeping that property vacant is degrading the community.”
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