Dollar holler: The arrival of construction crews at the building formerly occupied by Baywood Foods in Hitchcock caused quite a buzz and stirred much hope among nearby residents longing for a grocery store in a city that doesn’t have one. But it became clear this week there wouldn’t be a grocery store when a sign went up heralding the imminent opening of a Dollar Tree at the 6721 Main St. property.

Chesapeake, Virginia-based Dollar Tree sells some candy, snacks and food but isn’t a full-blown grocery store. Dollar Tree mostly is known for housewares, cleaning products, party supplies and seasonal goods, among other items that sell for $1 or less.

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Bill Cochrane

Fertitta is taking another company public? Well, why not? He got away with it once, why not again. He took Landry’s public, raised billions from investor’s stock purchases thinking they had a long term investment with a solid company, then BAM! After slowly buying his own stock took the company away from the investors and went private. And he can sleep at night? Apparently so.

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