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Comment on Hardware giant gives vote of faith in Alice by Leigh Childs.

The article states the 75 people will be employed bringing in 3 million. Could some one do the maths please? So when the two existing hardware stores close how many staff will lose their jobs at what dollar cost to the town? Just asking.

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