Council members discuss charging for right-of-way

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 02:10 PM.

“And leave us with an empty building downtown,” Mayor Linda Cain said.

Hodges said nothing was set in stone yet, but that he was there representing the property owners, who are local residents.

Dollar General is looking to build a 12,480-square-foot market on U.S. 90, and would relocate the store which is currently downtown Chipley to the new location, which will be a bigger Dollar General store and will feature more groceries and have up to 50 coolers, Hodges told the council at their Dec. 11. The store would be located across from Gulf Power on U.S. 90 East.

Dollar General Corporation, based in Goodlettsville, Tenn. is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer, according to the website

Dollar General ranks among the largest retailers of top-quality, such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills and Nabisco.

Dollar General has 10,000 stores in located in 40 states and 11 distribution centers, according to the website, and posted $14.8 billion in sales.

The council eventually voted to approve the first reading of the ordinances, with Russell voting against the ordinances.

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