Inlet Beach residents say Dollar General doesn’t fit

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 04:42 PM.

"There have been a lot of accidents at that intersection and it is a safety concern. There would be no way for cars that come from the east to go back east without making a U-turn," he said.

While Brocato says he has been to Dollar Generals before, he will not do his shopping there if the store is built.

Rod Wilson owns a home on Walton Lakeshore and is another Inlet Beach homeowner who is against the proposed store.

"This is an important part of 98. It's part of the Scenic Corridor," he said. "A store has to be compatible and show there is a need."

Wilson doesn't believe Dollar General has done either.

" Inlet Beach is in transition with new projects being built and substantial investments are being made in the area. We need to be careful what we approve. A Dollar General is not compatible with the character of the area as it is evolving," he said. "… And there is already a Dollar General 10 minutes away in Bay County . There is no need for this one.”

He feels it is important for the developer to meet with homeowners in Inlet Beach , and plans are in the works to try to make that happen.

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