Try to walk in his shoes
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Growing up in the early '80s in Lower Burrell was great. My parents bought a new home on MacBeth Drive and we even had a small grocery store located nearby. We did most of our shopping in Lower Burrell — J.C. Penney, Montgomery Ward, Hills and the businesses around them. It was a still a booming town at the time.
Then we heard about a small, used-car sales business that wanted to locate on prime commercial property along Leechburg Road, Morabito Motors. A lot of people said they didn't want a used-car lot in town. But Morabito opened for business and has been in Lower Burrell ever since.
Now the owner of that same business, Jamie Morabito, is trying to stop another business from coming to Lower Burrell. Wow, I would think Mr. Morabito would be more understanding about what Sam Jenniches Jr. is trying to do in reopening T.N.A. Tire. After all, he was trying to do the same things in the '80s that Jenniches is doing now.
Lower Burrell has lost a few businesses over the years. I would encourage Morabito to remember what it was like to walk in Sam's shoes and give his business a chance to succeed.
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