JACKSON, MS – The Express Fuel convenience store has been deemed a public nuisance and now the owners are packing up.
The city of Jackson sent us over a response to the court hearing. It took place before Judge Denise Sweet Owens.
A temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction was filed. We spoke with customers and also people who have been pushing to have the store closed.
“It’s a problem, but I think it would have been better if they had been able to work sleeting else out instead of having it just close,” said Earlene Ross and Stanley Wesley expressed, “Hopefully we don’t put anymore slum businesses in this location. We need to find someone for the community to put back this store. We don’t need to out the same thugs back in there.”
The owners told us off camera they wanted to apologize to anyone who felt like their store was a problem. They also claim there’s more to the story and that people will hear their side soon.