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A rally being held to stop the construction of a Dollar General

Hundreds of people in Pensacola are rallying together to try and stop a Dollar General from being built in their neighborhood.

The store could be built at the corner of Summit Boulevard and Spanish Trail Road.
It's already been approved by the zoning board.
Now it's up to the city council to decide if the store will be built.

"This is the property thats in question residents here say they don't want to see a Dollar General built in their residential area."

East Hill Baptist Church owns the property and now want to sell.
Dollar General is interested in purchasing it , but there is one problem.

The land is not  zoned commercial so the company  is trying to have the area's zoning changed.

As soon as some residents got wind of the possible change.
They created a Facebook page against the business being built and  have nearly 500-followers.

Greg Rettig "There is people now that grew up in Pensacola that have joined because they have the same concerns I do."

Greg Rettig works and lives nearby  and says the neighborhood needs to stay residential.
"It increases your traffic and sets a precedent as to what could come later because there are other parasols of land that could go up for sale."
   
Many other neighbors agree.
Kent Rettig "This is an area that has been a residential area for its whole existence and while some change might be accepted change to commercial status is just entirely out of place for that property."
   
Greg reached out to his city council member Andy Terhaar for help.
But says he's not getting the help he needs..

Terhaar is in real estate and his partner is involved with the purchase of the property.
So he has removed himself from the vote.

"I think he has the choice to vote against it I understand he can't vote for it because that would be a conflict of interest with his partner, but I think voting against is within his ability and I think it would be within his responsibly."

Andy Terhaar "I feel like I can tell my constitutes what they need to do in order to their voice out there and reach out to other council members and let them know how they feel and also give them advice on how the council works."

"This issue could come to a vote in January."