ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The former Walgreens on Elmira’s southside may become a Dollar General next year, according to plans in the City Planning Commission Agenda.

The agenda for the Elmira City Planning Commission’s August 4 meeting included an application from the Dollar General Corporation to add a location on the southside. The plan in the agenda said the company plans to submit a site plan review for 424 South Main Street.

In a statement, Dollar General said, “Dollar General is currently evaluating the opportunity to locate a new store at 424 S. Main St. in Elmira, NY. Pending approval of the plans, permits and the construction process, we aim for the new location to open winter 2023.”

424 S. Main St. is the location of the former Walgreens pharmacy, located on the same lot as the Rite Aid and the post office. The Walgreens closed in 2019.

18 News will continue to follow any updates with the proposal and provide details as they become available.