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Reversal of Mandatory Removal of "OPEN" Signs for The Market at Long Meadow Farms

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To whom it may concern,

We, the signees of this petition (constituted of business owners and patrons of The Market of Long Meadow Farms), disagree with the mandatory removal of “OPEN” signs from store windows. We would ask reconsideration of this removal for multiple reasons:

1) “OPEN” signs used by the businesses are used merely to make the public aware that the stores are in fact in operation. They are not being used for advertising purposes or for marketing. Rather, they are being used to make travelers on Grand Parkway and members of the community aware of the fact that our businesses are operating as they pass by, and to potentially make customers out of those seeking for our services, while creating opportunities for individuals and families not currently seeking our services to consider doing so.

2) Many patrons from our stores do not rely solely upon Yelp or Google to locate and find information regarding our stores. They prefer exploring the area to find businesses, such as ours, and respond positively to re-investing into local stores when prompted with a warm welcome, such as the aforementioned “OPEN” signs. Without these open signs, many members of the community become confused as to whether the business is operating, and may opt to choose to bring their business elsewhere.

3) We firmly believe that the aesthetics of The Market of Long Meadow Farms will remain intact with these “OPEN” signs- especially when they are in concordance with the size policy. These are high quality signs that we believe do not distract from the high quality interior designs of our businesses or the architecture of The Market. Our customers understand that we provide quality services, and we believe that the “OPEN” signs do not detract from the initial impressions of potential patrons, or their expectations of said quality of service.

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation with us and the community. We respect the wonderful opportunity you have provided for us to give excellent service to this community, and the opportunity to thrive in the business market. We wish to work cooperatively to ensure maximum exposure, with reasonable options for doing so. Please consider removing this mandatory removal of “OPEN” signs to reach a broader range of positive growth potential.

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