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Funeral home will NOT open up on Kings Highway

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The MPC will has decided that a funeral home will not open in the old Don's Seafood location on Kings Highway. 

The prospective owner has met some huge roadblocks in her effort because the surrounding community says they don't want the funeral home in their neighborhood. The neighborhood sites overwhelming traffic at the intersection if they add a funeral home to the area. City officials say there are some parking issues with the site that the owner would have to change in order to comply with city standards before the funeral home can open but the prospective owner says none of that will be an issue.

Prospective funeral owner, Rosalind Patterson-Nelson said, "Funerals are not going to go out of there 24-7. 90 percent of the time that parking lot is going to have one or two cars there." Patti Pernici owns the Chevron gas station right across the street from the old Don's Seafood location. Pernici said, "I love my neighborhood and residents from both sides of the Kings Highway are wonderful and they don't want it and I don't want it." Michael Erlend is the city's traffic engineer. Erlend said, "If you're trying to stop folks for 5 minutes or so while the procession moves through, that can be very disruptive."

The funeral home will have to find a new prospective location.

 

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