Nova Scotia

Berwick neighbours keep Frenchys away

The Guy's Frenchys clothing store will not be a relocating to the old Lions Club building in Berwick after all.

The Guy's Frenchys clothing store will not be moving to the old Lions Club building in Berwick after all.

It's good news for Polly Scott and other residents who lobbied to keep the store away  from their homes on Brown Street.

"We're just happy that Frenchys isn't going to be there," said Scott, who owns a bed and breakfast.

"I know that there's going to be someone who's going to come in there and really treat the property well and do something that's really residential-related."

Berwick town council would have had to rezone the property from institutional to commercial if Frenchys bought the property.

Scott and other neighbours said the used-clothing store would mean more traffic and noise on their residential street.

Frenchys was planning to move from its current location on Front Street.

Scott said she'd like to see the Lions Club torn down to make way for an apartment building.

The battle over what goes into the old Lions Club building is complicated because so many people are club members. The mayor and two town councillors, for example, are not involved in the decision-making process because of a conflict of interest.

The treasurer of the Berwick Lion's Club — one of the town's councillors — said that Guy's Frenchys has withdrawn its proposal to move to Brown Street.

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