Chester DRB Approves Dollar General Proposal

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Opponents say they’ll appeal the Chester Development Review Board’s approval for a dollar store in the Windsor County town.

The Chester Telegraph reports the board approved the proposal by Dollar General by a three-to-two vote. 

The paper says the board attached nearly three dozen conditions to the design and operation of the store.

Shawn Cunningham of Smart Growth Chester told VPR the group has enough money to appeal the development board’s decision and fight the proposal when it’s reviewed by the District Two Act 250 Environmental Commission.

Cunningham’s group argues that the Dollar General store doesn’t fit the town’s character, and would adversely affect local businesses.

The Chester store is one of a number proposed for Vermont by two large national discount retailers. 

Earlier this month Family Dollar was denied an Act 250 permit for a store in Royalton.

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