For a quarter century, Prag Patel has owned Calvert Citgo, a lone business in a mostly residential and agricultural area.
He's about to get some competition.
A national retailer has announced plans to demolish a pair of existing buildings next door to the Citgo. They then plan to construct a 9,100 square foot Dollar General next to Patel's store, at 2825 North East Road.
"They did send letters (notifying residents of the plan) to surrounding property owners. I didn't attend any of the meetings," said Patel.