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Year-to-year retail sales continue to fall in Charlottesville, but November shows growth
The Daily Progress Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10 p.m.

New sales tax data shows month-to-month sales in the city of Charlottesville declined in November, but featured at least one positive sign after a relatively slow September and October unsettled some downtown business owners who are now asking the city government for more help.

According to data from the Virginia Department of Taxation, retail sales in November increased by 1.5 percent, as compared with November 2016. The monthly change follows a nearly 12 percent decline in September and a 6.3 percent drop in October, as compared with the same months in 2016.

In an email Friday, Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce President Timothy Hulbert said the modest growth in monthly sales last November “reverses the negative trend” that’s been seen in the city throughout the year.

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