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Rob Collins believes he has the formula to reanimate a piece of lost history in the Mexican War Streets.
Collins is owner of the Allegheny City Market, a corner grocer that opened in Pittsburgh’s North Side last month in space formerly occupied by Doug’s Market.
Doug’s went out of business in January because of years of declining sales. Collins, however, envisions a more successful outcome.
“There’s no reason this place shouldn’t be a gold mine,” Collins said recently from behind the counter of his Arch Street shop. “It started off really slow, but it’s picking up. The last two days have been really busy.”
Collins, 46, of Manchester has worked in the grocery business for more than two decades. In 2010, he opened Bryant Street Market in Highland Park, which, he said, “is crushing it.”
A new study is about to begin that would consider merging the following police departments: York City, Dover, East Manchester, Manchester, Springettsbury and Spring Garden townships, Manchester, Mount Wolf and West York boroughs. Several of these departments are already part of regional police forces but will consider further consolidation to make one super-regional police force. Benefits include elimination of duplicate administrative positions, more combined personnel and access to specialties that some of the smaller departments now lack.
A state grant of $39,000 will go toward the $78,000 cost of the study. YorkCounts, a local nonprofit group, is picking up the other $39,000.
York City Police Captain Russ Tschopp said “It would make sense to work together.” Captain Tschopp also stated he thinks public safety would be improved.
We agree. Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up for putting petty politics aside and doing the right thing by taxpayers. Public safety should be the number one concern.