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Whew! The year flew by so quickly.

It seems like it was only yesterday that the town of Farragut was being recognized as being the best place in Tennessee to open and operate a business.

It’s difficult not to wonder if those who have opened businesses in Farragut, only to close them for lack of support from the citizens, feel the same way.

Last year saw the closing of a few of Farragut’s precious businesses such as Master Jewelers, O’Charley’s and Fat Mo’s restaurants.

This year, 2007, already has jumped out of the gate running with the announced closing of Earth to Old City (though not really the fault of the community), Sweetwater Valley Cheese Shop and Silver Spoon restaurant.

A few of these businesses have cited a lack of citizen support and strict sign regulations as reasons for their demise.

The town of Farragut has stressed through programs such as “Buy in Farragut” the importance of businesses succeeding in the community as the sales tax generated by these businesses is the life blood of the community.

It is businesses’ responsibility to provide quality and value in its products and the community’s responsibility to support when it can.

 

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