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Powder Springs OKs used merchandise store

The Powder Springs City Council has voted 3-2 to allow a used merchandise store at 3271 New Macland Road, Suite 90 in the West Cobb Plaza next to Treasure Hunt Antique Mall. AJC file photo
The Powder Springs City Council has voted 3-2 to allow a used merchandise store at 3271 New Macland Road, Suite 90 in the West Cobb Plaza next to Treasure Hunt Antique Mall. AJC file photo

A used merchandise store was approved Nov. 6 by a 3-2 vote of the Powder Springs City Council.

Opposed were Councilman Patrick Bordelon and Councilwoman Nancy Hudson, while Councilwomen Doris Dawkins, Cheryl Sarvis and Patricia Wisdom voted their approval.

Frederick and Tina Bryant were granted a special use permit to open their store at 3271 New Macland Road, Suite 90, in the West Cobb Plaza next to Treasure Hunt Antique Mall.

Frederick Bryant assured the council members there would be no vendors, no consignments, no outside storage, no drop offs and no items more than four years old.

The Bryants also received approval for their application from the city’s planning and zoning commission.

However, Elaine Byers, one of the more than 150 vendors at the Treasure Hunt Antique Mall, told the council this store is rated one of the top 10 antique malls in Georgia and expressed concern that the new store would have a negative impact on Treasure Hunt.

“I don’t know the people,” Byers said of the Bryants, “but their store may be better suited someplace else.”