Mills pleased with Fabricvilles decision to remain open in Truro

Sherry Martell
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TRURO - Truro Mayor Bill Mills is pleased a major retailer will remain stitched into the fabric of his
community.
During the past few weeks he received a number of phone calls and e-mails from residents concerned about the closure of Fabricville. But company officials have renegotiated their lease, aiming to reopen fully stocked next month.
"I'm pretty excited about it," said Mills. "It really shows the squeaky wheel gets the grease."
With all the unfortunate economic news being reported in the media, he said this is truly a good news story for the area.
"We won one for a change,"
he said.
The mayor said the decision to stay open speaks volumes about the customer service provided by the store and the quality of the people who work there.
He said it is very important for people to shop locally to ensure businesses remain viable.
Valley resident Anne Fougere co-ordinates a Kids Can Sew program and helped her 18 young students write letters to Fabricville's head office requesting it stay open.
"I think it's tremendous," Fougere said when she heard the fabric and notions supplier would reopen.
"It is totally necessary. These kids have become very involved in sewing and were concerned about where they were going to be able to get supplies."
She said not only is the store a valuable resource for materials, the staff encourage the children by offering support and helpful tips while they pick out supplies.
"This is certainly going to make things easier for them and will give them a real boost," said Fougere.

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Geographic location: Truro

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  • gregg p
    January 18, 2010 - 10:15

    Im pretty excited about it, said Mills. It really shows the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    umm...what?

    this guy has always been so out of touch.. generic, not very involved..plays the part tho

  • Brenda
    January 18, 2010 - 10:12

    Yay! I travel 60 miles to get to that Fabricville! I was looking at having to go to Halifax or Moncton and now I won't have to! I am delighted, nice for me and great for the folks who were going to be without jobs.

  • s
    January 18, 2010 - 09:57

    Hahaha..they must be desperate for stories!!!

  • flogger
    January 18, 2010 - 09:39

    Since when is Fabricville in 'his community'?