Legal highs shop forced out of Ham East
Hamilton East businesses who complained about a legal highs shop on Grey St may get their way after a 'moving soon' sign has appeared on the front door of the inconspicuous store.
The store keeper, who still refuses to be named, seems to be caving to the pressure and said the sign was put up in anticipation of an eventual move.
His landlord had been in touch with him and a meeting scheduled for later in the week.
''We've got a meeting with the landlord and the landlord has got a meeting with the Hamilton East councillor this Friday and he's going to chat with me and see what comes out of it,'' he said.
The shop has an interim licence and there were plans to develop the store into a tobacco supply shop but with the recent attention, he said it would be better to join other stores in the CBD.
''We might have to move now. I don't want to make a mess so we might have to move to Victoria St.''
''City council will make a decision anyway so if I have to move better to make it now.''
Ministry of Health showed that an application was lodged by Kinnari Mihir Patel at the Hamilton East address and was currently under consideration.
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