The city of Northport extends a temporary ban on some businesses moving to the city.
The move concerns check cashing places, tattoo parlors, pawn shops tobacco stores and similar businesses. The moratorium was set to expire in about a month, but has now been extended until June 17.
City leaders say that gives them more time to study a report that shows how these businesses affect others in their immediate area.
"With our partnership, we just want to get the study, find out what is best for the community and give us a little time to make sure that we get this right," Northport City Administrator Scott Collins said.
Northport is partnering with Tuscaloosa in the study. Collins says there will be at least two meetings over the next few months to study the effects these businesses are having in their communities.
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