NW council vacates alley for Dollar General store

NEW WATERFORD – Council vacated an unnamed alley to make way for a Dollar General store on Tuesday.

The alley runs past the location of the former elementary school that was just torn down, Mayor Shane Patrone said, adding he was unsure if it had a name but the property is owned by Signal Holdings.

The school building was removed “with the purpose of building of a Dollar General store,” Patrone said Wednesday, adding, “I can confirm that …”

Patrone said it was “huge” for the village and “we’re extremely pleased … we’ve been working on it for a while.”

He added, “I’m really excited … it’s needed in a little town.”

He explained that village officials have worked on zoning issues, the petition for the vacated alley and other issues to help bring the store into the village.

The store will have a “good location,” he said.

There are Dollar General stores in East Palestine, Columbiana, Lisbon, Rogers and there are two in Salem.

Patrone said more information will be available on the store later.

Dollar General Corporation, headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., operates a chain of more than 10,000 variety stores.

The stores can often be found serving communities too small for Wal-Mart; however, Dollar General operates many locations close by Wal-Mart stores.