Dollar Stores Replace ‘Mom and Pop Shops’ in Kentucky Town

Olive Hill, Kentucky resident Jeremy Wells joined FOX and Friends Monday morning to discuss how dollar stores are replacing small businesses in his Kentucky town. 

Wells explained that there have been six dollar stores put up in his town to meet the needs of just 1,400 residents and others in the surrounding area. He shared that the dollar stores “fill a niche” after big box stores drove out the local “mom-and-pop” shops. Now, without family-run stores, people are turning to the dollar stores. 


Although some of the dollar stores offer produce and other food items, it is not of the same quality that is found at local farmer’s markets. 

Wells shared that “the moral of the story” is to shop local and support small businesses in your town so that they do not get replaced by dollar store chains. 


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