Good evening Decatur,
Wal-Mart has closed for the last time in Decatur so we are faced with no other option but to wait for another Grocery to arrive. I have heard your wishes for a Grocery with Pharmacy and that is my focus.
We are a strong community and we will be fine. Remember that we have 8 other retail stores in town that offer opportunity to get grocery items. They are Dollar General, E-Z Mart, TNT Express, Simmons Chicken Store, Wellness Secrets, Handy Mart, Guanajuato Meat Market and Farmers Coop. In all of these you can buy grocery items. Our neighboring towns are not as blessed!
I received a call from a concerned residence tonight and his question was how are we going to get another grocery store/pharmacy for Decatur. He asked me what he could do to help! I am very appreciative of his offer!
I will continue to provide leadership to our Economic Development Committee along with being a member of the Decatur Chamber of Commerce, as we reach out to potential Grocery Stores. If you have skills in Retail or Marketing, or just interested and would help us, please contact City Hall and let us know what you would can do.
So how can you help now? If you email me your suggestions my office or myself will follow up. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Additionally, PLEASE contact the Grocery Store of your choice by visiting their web sights and asking them to consider our town. Most will have a, “contact us” tab on those web sights. Go ahead and ask! That may be the only way they will hear from us.
As suggestions have been made, either the City Staff or myself have all gone to these company’s web sights and encouraged them to consider our town. Using the technology, we all have available, we can reach out to companies easily and quickly and they will hear our request.
Several months age we had a professionally designed brochure of Decatur produced to use as a mailer or hand out. These are FREE and available. Stop buy City Hall, if you want, to get one to mail or personally give to your favorite Grocery Store Chain.
I appreciate your comments to me by mail or Facebook. Please keep talking to me and remember, Working Together Decatur is Doing Awesome Things.