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10,000 Signatures Needed to Help Bring New Specialty Grocery Store to Danville


Danville, VA - Danville is working hard to bring a new specialty grocery store to the area but they need your help to do it.

They are asking for 10,000 people to sign a petition. The Office of Economic Development said consultants advised them to show that people in Danville really wanted a new store, and to show they have enough produce suppliers in the area. 

They've found more than 300 producers within a three hour drive of Danville so far and say the store would be a win-win.

"First of all, it offers our community healthier options. Second of all, it increase tax revenue for the city of Danville and employs folks. Most importantly, it really helps our local farmers and producers. It will increase their business," said Corrie Teague, Project Manager at the  Danville Office of Economic Development."

City leaders didn't say what store could be coming but they said it could be like a Whole Foods or Fresh Market.

The deadline to sign the petition is February 19. 


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