Residents of East and West Utica gathered outside of City Hall to rally against the proposed Stewart's Shops on Culver Ave in East Utica.

The focus of the demonstration was to tell the Common Council that they need to represent the people on this issue.

East Utica residents do not want the Stewart's store on Culver Ave because they say removing residential property lowers the quality of life.

West Utica residents feel that Stewart's should move there and it would solve both problems.