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Dollar General Moves Forward With Clinton Street Location

Terre Haute, IN - Residents were hoping last night would be the night they stopped the construction of the Dollar General Store, on Terre Haute's north side. However, after the Vigo County Area Development meeting, residents learned plans for the store will continue.  

In a 9 to 1 vote the Vigo County Area Development Board approved plans for one north Terre Haute community.  

Those plans left residents upset and confused.  

For months a group of North Clinton Street residents tried to stop the construction of a new dollar general in their neighborhood, showing up at area planning meetings with signed petitions, hoping to speak out against the project.   

Each time the issue was tabled until Wednesday night when residents were allowed to go on record and speak to the board. 

To say the least we are greatly disappointed with the dollar general going in at this location and the possible land division," a Clinton Street resident said.   

Executive Director of the Vigo County Planning Office Jared Baylor says the board understand residents' concerns.  

But the vote wasn't to decide on whether or not to approve building a dollar general 

The purposed petition was to allow owners of the new Dollar General to divide the access acreage for future developments.  

"The only further steps the petitioner needs to take at this point in time is the recording of the subdivision," Jared Baylor said. "In essences everything that they needed to do to comply with Vigo County code have all been met. There is little they can do to oppose the ongoing development." 

Robert Bryant and his family have owned the land across from the Dollar General for more than 150 years and though the store will go up, he won't stop fighting for his neighborhood.  

"I don't think any of these members would like a Dollar General across the road from them or next door to them," Robert Bryant said. "I know I don't. 

Officials say there is little residents can do to stop the store and it is set to open within the next two months. 

Neighbors say they will not do business with the store and they hope to add more signs in their yards to stop others from shopping their as well.  

The board also approved the division of the old Pfizer Plant Property, to make way for Saturn Petcare.


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