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1,000 dollar stores are closing. These cities have revolted against them for years

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Title: Concerns Raised as Family Dollar Closes Stores

A city councilor in Tulsa, Oklahoma, expressed support for the recent announcement of Family Dollar closing nearly 1,000 stores. While dollar store chains argue they provide affordable options for low-income Americans, critics believe these closures underscore the risks of relying heavily on such chains. The closures may push cities to focus on attracting independent supermarkets and alternative retail options. Tulsa has been at the forefront of restricting the growth of dollar store chains, aiming to encourage more grocery stores. However, access gaps persist, and dollar store expansion has led to a decline in grocery stores and fresh produce consumption for lower-income households. Communities are advocating for more diverse retail options and small businesses.