After about 60 years in business, a local grocery store is closing on November 7, 2010. Donna's Cee Bee is the latest casualty of the recession in Centerville. The store has changed hands several times during its history, but this time it is closing.
Channel 5 in Nashville carried a story about the local business. You can view it here
One only needs to take a look around the town to see the that the recent past has not been kind. There are plenty of vacant buildings around the Centerville, TN Square. Many are in disrepair and are perhaps casualties of the American appetite for cheap China-made goods that one finds in the big box stores. Over the last few years, many of the older stores have closed and some that just moved in a few years ago have already closed.
Until jobs return to the smaller towns, store closings will continue to be common. It has been that way in Hickman County and Centerville and probably most small towns for years. With Donna's closing, there will be twelve more people that need a job that is not here.