To The Editor:

It saddens me to voice my opinion on the Washington City Council’s decision to approve the Market and Main streets rezoning request.

This action will lead to the closing and demolition of East Main Antiques and the home next door.

With many small businesses leaving the downtown historic business district due to the increased cost of staying in the area, it is a shame to lose a longtime viable locally owned enterprise that attracts many tourists and shoppers to Washington.