Dollar General Store gets land use permit in Chester
By Christian Avard
Staff Writer | February 27,2013
CHESTER — The District Environmental Commission approved a land use permit for a Dollar General Store in Chester today.
According to the ruling, the permit authorized the Zaremba Group of Lakewood, Ohio to build a 9,100 square-foot retail store on two lots consisting of 10 acres combined. The proposed site will be located at 319 South Main St. in Chester.
The Zaremba Group also obtained a conditional use permit from the development review board and now has the green light to go ahead with construction, pending an appeal from local opponents. Several residents and local business owners testified against a Dollar General Store proposal, arguing that the store does not meet the town plan criterion and will hurt the local economy.
It is unknown whether opponents will appeal the Act 250 decision. They must make a decision in 30 days according to the ruling.
Dollar General Store is a national retail chain with over 10,000 stores in 40 states. According to its website, the company makes more than $14.8 billion in sales a year and employs 90,000 employees.
Dollar General Store is "the largest retailers in selling top-quality brands by America manufacturers,” the website said.