From the Herald…
L&D Produce‘s main location is on East Main Street. On April 2, 2013, L & D received a “trial basis” approval from the
council to sell produce and other items at a second site, land leased from attorney Lehman Franklin across from Lowe’s. Statesboro City Council did not grant another extension for L&D Produce to continue operating a store without permits on U.S. Highway 80 East.
When owner, David Gerrald talked to the council Tuesday, he noted health problems affecting his ability do some of the work and said he did not want to engage in “he said/she said” over what documents had been received. He asked for two more weeks to resolve the situation. Councilman John Riggs said he would offer a motion for an extension to Aug. 5, but other council members and the mayor said they were ready to bring the matter to a conclusion.
Here’s the council’s response to Gerrald’s statements.
“I’m sorry for you that you and the landowner haven’t been able to get together and do the things that need to be done to get that property up to where you can have a business permitted on it,” Moore told Gerrald. “That sounds like an issue between you and the landowner, not an issue between you and council.”
L & D announced on their facebook page that they would be closed for 6 to 8 weeks while they try to meet city & state codes. Their location on East Main Street will remain open for business.