New year means new businesses for growing city of Daleville


DALEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — The city of Daleville is getting a makeover in 2021 with some new business developments underway after a rocky year because of the pandemic.

Daleville’s biggest stream of revenue currently comes from sales tax and dictates how the city operates. But that revenue was negatively impacted during the pandemic.

The majority of Daleville’s revenue comes from restaurants. But many of them had to shut down for extended periods of time during 2020. However, Mayor Jayme Stayton told WDHN things are getting better and with new businesses, 2021 is expected to be a great year.

“So when COVID hit and the state shut down, it caused Daleville to get hit pretty hard but we’re bouncing back from that,” Stayton said.

Most Daleville businesses have recovered now and new businesses were able to set up shop. For example, a Wendy’s is now in Daleville. But that’s not all.

“Dominos is being built now, Dollar Tree and then O’Reilly is coming,” Stayton said.

Stayton says he will also focus on the finer details, including city upkeep and appearance.

“Since I’ve been mayor, a lot of people have been complaining about the way people not cutting grass not keeping their properties up so we’re gonna crack down on these ordinances,” said Stayton.

Overall, Stayton’s New Year resolution is to keep the city of Daleville moving forward.

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