- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

FORT BRANCH, Ind. (AP) - Residents in a southwestern Indiana town that lost its only grocery store to a 2014 fire are pressing local officials to do something to bring a new store to the community.

Fort Branch’s sole grocery burned to the ground in November 2014. Holiday Foods owner Russ Winkler tells the Princeton Daily Clarion (https://bit.ly/2pjeLQI ) he’s still planning to rebuild in the town about 20 miles north of Evansville but says planning takes time.

The store has received tax abatement incentives for a rebuild. But Fort Branch residents recently urged town council members to do something to speed that along or attract a new store to the town of 3,000 residents.

Town Council President Adam Bledsoe says the council has no say in whether Holiday Foods’ owners rebuild or not.

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Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, https://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion

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