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Dayton City Commission Objects To Dollar General Liquor License Renewals

The Dayton City Commission met remotely on April 22, 2020.
The Dayton City Commission met remotely on April 22, 2020.

The Dayton City Commission is officially objecting to the renewal of liquor permits for five Dollar General stores in the city.

Many say dollar stores, like Family Dollar and Dollar General, often take poor care of their facilities, and contribute to an increase in trash and crime in the neighborhoods around them.

On Wednesday, the Dayton City Commission passed emergency resolutions objecting to the renewal of the Dollar General liquor permits.

“Really, we view selling liquor as a privilege, not a right,” said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley during the meeting. “And we look forward to the day when particularly Dollar General does a better job of taking care of the sites in our neighborhoods. Perhaps then we would be okay with them receiving that privilege."

From here, the emergency resolutions will be sent to the state Division of Liquor Control, which will then schedule a hearing.

Dollar General did not immediately respond to a request for comment.