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Dollar General still looking for 2nd Lisbon site

LISBON — Dollar General is still interested in building a second store in town.

Village Councilman Peter Wilson and Mayor Roger Gallo both reported at Tuesday’s council meeting the company is still looking at building a second store on the east side of town along state Route 154, but at a different location than originally considered.

When a representative from Dollar General first met with council to let them know of their proposal, he said they were looking at purchasing two residential properties on East Lincoln Way (Route 154) just east of Carter Lumber and directly across from Moore Street.

Almost everyone agreed this was a bad location given it is in a residential neighborhood and its proximity to the Carter Lumber intersection, which is arguably the most congested in town.

Wilson said he recently checked with the representative, who told him they are looking at another parcel further east of the current location on Route 154. He declined to identify the property or the owner but indicated it is beyond the bridge that spans Mill Site Creek.,

“They’re still dickering about the price,” he said.

Gallo said he spoke with the property owner last week and there is still no deal. He also declined to identify the owner.

Wilson said the site now under consideration is a better location because it is in a section of town already zone commercial and, unlike the original site, would not need rezoned.

The other Dollar General is located 1.5 miles away in the northeast part of town.

In other action, Amy Faulk of Dashing Divas asked council if they would pay for a $120 banner the merchants are getting to hang in the village square announcing that Christmas in the Village will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30, which is Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday when the public is urged to do some holiday shopping locally.

Faulk said they approached the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce, but officials there said they did not have the money. Village Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner said council has more than enough money in its unencumbered account, but Council member Dawn Thomas offered to donate the $120 herself, saying the merchants are doing a great job promoting downtown Lisbon.

Faulk thanked Thomas for her generosity.

Police Chief Mike Abraham thanked Rick Stacey of the local Save A Lot for donating $4,000 to the police auxiliary, $3,000 of which will be used to purchase new stun guns for his officers. The other $1,000 will go towards the auxiliary’s annual Thanksgiving community food basket give-away.

Abraham also publicly thanked the local Eagles for donating $2,500 for the food basket give-away too.

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