Like most cities, the city of Schenectady has many convenience stores. For the most part, they are convenient, especially when you need to get something in a hurry. For the people in Schenectady, they won’t be getting any new convince stores for a while. It seems there are some people that believe there needs to be more research of things like zoning regulations before the city allows any more of the stores.

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In the story from the Times Union, at a City Council meeting, a majority of city leaders voted in favor of a four month moratorium for opening any new convenience stores in the Electric City.

According to the Schenectady Building Inspector Eric Shilling, they have on file around 80 applications for opening new convenience stores in the city. There has been an increase in the number of these convenience stores over the past few years, and for now they’re putting the brakes on having any more open up.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has publicly mentioned his concerns about some of the convenience stores are fronts for criminal activity. He also discussed that if there are too many of the stores, many of them have a hard time to make a prophet.