LANCASTER — By the end of the year, Lancaster residents will likely have a grocery store within walking distance of most houses within the city limits.
While the deal has not been finalized, county officials are in negotiations with Dollar General Market to bring a store to the old stockyards property on U.S. 27 south of the Lancaster Public Square, said Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson.
Dollar General Market has several locations in other parts of Kentucky, including Clinton, Green and Russell counties. The chain recently opened seven stores in the Las Vegas area, one in¿Georgia and two in California, according to the company website.
Garrard Economic Development Director Nathan Mick and state Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, met with company officials in both Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., last year. Mick and Napier have been trying to get a grocery store to come back to Lancaster for several years.