Mineral residents say ‘no’ to store

The location for the proposed Family Dollar store is at the corner of Fifth Street and Mineral Ave. in Mineral.

The location for the proposed Family Dollar store is at the corner of Fifth Street and Mineral Ave. in Mineral.

Faced with  a crowd in opposition, the Mineral Town Council has decided to extend the town meeting to July 23 for more information on the application of Family Dollar and zoning of the property on the corner of Fifth Street and Mineral Avenue.

At issue was a recent zoning   conflict with the size limitation and zoning of the property and the size of the proposed Family Dollar building.

Many citizens of the town attended the council meeting Monday, July 8 opposing the proposed store.

Citizens are concerned not only about the requirements of zoning, but the lack of the two-week public notice as required by law, but also what the effects, such as; conjestion from traffic, the economic sales of the surrounding properties, and the businesses already in service, will be to the community if Family Dollar is built in Mineral.

Bikrauijit Singh, owner of Miller’s Market located at 620 Mineral Avenue across the street of the proposed lot, appeared before the council and pleaded for them to reconsider.

“It’s going to shut down my business and it’s not fair to the community,” Singh said.

Debbie Glass attended the meeting and said she opposes Family Dollar being built in her back yard. She has 58 citizens petitioning the construction of the new business to be built.

To read the entire story, see the July 11 edition of The Central Virginian.

By tcvnews
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm