Municipal officials recently addressed the possibility that Fareway Grocery may have or has had an interest in about three acres of city owned land that was sold to Yankton Area Progressive Growth on behalf of an unnamed third party.
City Manager Amy Leon says the door is always open to new businesses that would like to set up shop here.
Leon says retail chains do research to determine if a prospective community has the potential to be profitable.
Community Development Director Dave Mingo says in some respects, businesses look more closely at Yankton than local residents do.
The land was purchased for about ninety thousand dollars with the potential for commercial and residential development.