City leaders say managers at Tanger are requesting the tax increase. They need more money for advertising.
Shopper Willie Gregg has no problem with the proposal. “Times are different. We are going forward now, so we can’t go back, we got to go forward,” said Gregg.
The half-cent tax increase would go toward purchases at Tanger only and no other business in the city.
City leaders must still vote on the matter which is scheduled for next week, but increase or no increase, these workers hope their voices will get customers to buy anyway.