A plot of land in the Dry Creek area could have been the future home of a new Dollar General, but a vote of 5 to 0 by the Raleigh County Zoning Commission blocked the company from moving in.
Assistant Administration for Raleigh County Commission, Billy Michael, stated, “They were wanting to open up a Dollar General in a R1 rural residential area. Of course, that requires a conditional use permit in order to operate a business in a rural residential area.”
Some people in the community worry that a Dollar General could put a local businesses in jeopardy.
Gary Jarrell, who owns Charles Jarrell General St5ore in Dry Creek, said he does not think he has anything to worry about. “The food sales would go down a little more, but we sell hardware, we sell feed, we sell pipe and electrical items. They don’t sell that, so we’ll still sell all that here,” Jarrell said.
Now, Dollar General’s only option is to appeal to the Circuit Court. 59 News reached out to the company about what their next move will be but is still waiting for a response.