900 Olmsted Falls residents protest against proposed Dollar General

(Source: WOIO)

OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio (WOIO) - A neighborhood in Olmsted Falls is rallying against a newly proposed business in their area, a Dollar General on Columbia Road.

Nearly 900 residents have signed a petition, asking the store to go somewhere else.

“The quaint beauty that we have in Olmsted Falls is going to be really jeopardized by this facility,” said Barbara Richardson, who owns Emerald & Violet, a store next door to the proposed Dollar General location.

Olmsted Falls will have a meeting to discuss the proposal on October 8. Richardson says many residents will be there, too, voicing their concerns against the project.

"This is a really busy street as it is, and folks live really close to here," said Richardson. "There’s a community called Kendall Falls just down the way, so a lot of children, and people are concerned about how fast everything will go, the traffic is going."

19 News reached out to Dollar General and the company responded after the story aired on television.

At this time, we are currently in due diligence phase for a new Dollar General in Olmsted Falls, Ohio that would be located off Columbia Road. This means we are reviewing the opportunity to add a new store in the area, but we have not committed to doing so just yet. Based on our current timeline, we anticipate to have a final decision on this by spring 2020. Feel free to check back periodically for updates.
Dollar General spokeswoman

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