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Drugstore plans withdrawn in Norge

 From the Va Gazette 11/1/08 Courtney Langley

Plans for a new Walgreens at the Norge Candle Factory site have been withdrawn, another indicator of the recession arriving. Retailers are especially hard hit as consumer spending, which makes up about 70% of economic activity, dropped below 1980 levels July-September, according to government figures.

Walgreens’ special use permit passed Planning Commission scrutiny last month but was pulled before the supervisors got a look. “I just know that the developer and property owners are two separate entities and they both asked us to pull the application,” said Chris Basic of AES Consulting Engineers, who had filed for the permit. “I wasn’t really given much of an explanation as to why.”

The pullback comes amid speculation that businesses in New Town, including the Wal- Mart’s Neighborhood Market, has been delayed. A company spokesman denied that this week, saying that plans for a new unit at Settler’s Market remain.