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Date: January 16, 2019

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Amazon’s Arrival In Northern Virginia Stokes Fears Among Small Business Owners


David Culliver, NBC News 4 Anchor: “As Northern Virginia awaits amazon’s HQ2 there is growing concern about the impact it will have on communities like this, part of Alexandria. Small businesses like this hair salon and barber among those trying to prepare for what might come.”

Hector Rodriguez, Chirilagua Barbershop Owner: “They’re paying high rent as it is, but they’re worried that it’s going to keep on going higher and they’re going to have to relocate.

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