'If they display junk, they lose their business'

'If they display junk, they lose their business' »Play Video

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg City Council has decided not to enforce an ordinance that would require some stores to keep their goods indoors.

Councilors voted 7-1 at Monday night's meeting to remove the restriction on displays at second hand stores.

Several weeks ago, owners at some second hand stores received notices saying the city was planning to start restricting what they were able to display outside.

Store owners told KPIC News that they were upset, saying that's how they advertise their wares.

Councilor Bob Cotterell believes it should be up to a business owner to decide what they want to do with their stores. "Well, it kind of made sense to me," he said Tuesday morning. "It's on private property and its their stuff. If they display junk, they lose their business. If they display good stuff, they do good."

Councilors asked staff to change the land use and development ordinance by removing the section limiting second hand store displays.