Relief is coming to residents who have to travel dozens of miles to the grocery store.
Dollar General is coming to Mulholland Street in Nauvoo.
Crews are setting up the inside of the store and putting up the sign out front.
Mayor John McCarty said this has been in the works for years after a local grocery store closed downtown and it’s finally coming true in a couple of weeks.
“We tried one here, it did alright but it started to fail,” McCarty said. “People have been fighting it for over a year now, this is a real good thing. There is a lot of product that will help a wide variety of people in town.
The mayor said this is great economic development for the city and he said dollar general has helped rural cities across the Tri-States.