DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Reverend Sylvester Walker has spent a lifetime lifting spirits, but now there are some he'd like to see put down.
"Sunday morning we are teaching morals in here and they are selling liquor out there," Walker says.
From his window Reverend Walker can see the Dollar General that's just next door to his St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church.
Now that Gettysburg Avenue store wants to sell alcohol, something Walker is objecting to.
"When a neighborhood is already saturated with those kinds of stores selling liquor, it is a bit much," Walker says.
2 NEWS has learned that may not be the only objection Dollar General will face in Dayton.
City Commissioners will consider a resolutions Wednesday asking the state not to allow Dollar General to sell alcohol at its Wayne Avenue and North Main Street stores.
Hubert Oney who lives near the Wayne Avenue Dollar General wants to see it stay dry.
"I just think there's too many right now as it is," Oney ays. "Dollar General that's for kids to go in. We don't need to sell alcohol in there."
But others, like Joshua Brown, disagree.
"Might as well sell liquor right there," Brown says. "It's mad money to be made."
2 NEWS called Dollar General. A spokesperson says they're seeking liquor licenses for 7 of their 12 Dayton stores.
I did some digging and found many of Dollar General's Miami Valley stores sell alcohol, like one we found in Kettering.
Also, alcohol sales are already happening at stores within walking distance of the Dollar Generals in question.
2 NEWS asked those at the daycare next door to the North Main Street store about Dollar General's potential sale of alcohol. They believe it won't be a problem.
For others, like Marcus Cobb, there's a lot to weigh before they make up their minds.
"Rather than they go down the street they can come here where it's closer," Cobb says. "It's convenient for them. But also when you look at it you have the kids seeing the adults buy alcohol."
2 NEWS will cover the meeting and have more on the commission's decision Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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