New Dollar General in Los Molinos
New Dollar General in Los Molinos

Dollar General, a nation-wide chain store managed by the Embree Asset Group in Georgetown Texas, has applied for a building permit to construct one of their stores on the corner of Deschutes Road and Old Forty-four Drive in Palo Cedro.

In response to an email from the East Valley Times, Department of Resource Management Director Rick Simon said the company does not need to go through the use permit process which includes a public hearing because the property is already zoned for commercial retail uses.

Dollar General’s current plans call for razing the century old house and shop on the property and removal of most of the trees. County planners are working with the developer to preserve at least some of the trees.

Is this the sort of development Palo Cedro residents want to see in their community? Some of us believe it is not, so we are mounting a petition drive to let Dollar General know it is not welcome to build its hideous store in our town. Petitions will soon be available at businesses all over Palo Cedro, but today stop by and sign the first one at Palo Cedro Printing, 9481 Deschutes Road (behind Dutch Bros) or go online East Valley Times website at www.eastvalleytimes