Though the recent snowfall has blanketed the mud and the heaping dirt located in a large lot on Main Street in Eolia as well as along Hwy. 79 in Elsberry, however, it’s still plenty obvious that the Dollar General (DG) store is making its way to the Eolia community, and a new larger location in Elsberry.

Several weeks ago in Eolia, existing buildings (the funeral home and the former beauty salon) were demolished and removed in order to begin the process of DG’s building project.  Some of the necessary materials have arrived and are waiting to be used once the weather clears. In Elsberry the home that had belonged to the Patton’s was removed and ground work has begun.

The DG franchise currently has more than 15,000 stores located in 44 different states.  Each store caters mostly to the needs of small and mid-size communities.