Construction begins on Dollar General store at Marion; completion target is Nov. 11

Dirt work started Aug. 10 on the new Dollar General store, located on a corner lot in Batt Industrial Park, and off U.S. Highway 56 at Marion. According to Terry Jones, the city?s economic development director,  construction continued this week with crews pouring concrete. The new store is expected to impact the city with taxable sales of more than $1 million, Jones said, but it could range from $1.5 to $1.6 million. Along with adding a new store, the city will also be gaining an aesthetic pond, as well as a runoff pond to facilitate the development group. Jones said that if everything goes according to plan, the building should be completed by Nov. 11. Patty Decker / Free Press

Dirt work started Aug. 10 on the new Dollar General store, located on a corner lot in Batt Industrial Park, and off U.S. Highway 56 at Marion. According to Terry Jones, the city?s economic development director, construction continued this week with crews pouring concrete. The new store is expected to impact the city with taxable sales of more than $1 million, Jones said, but it could range from $1.5 to $1.6 million. Along with adding a new store, the city will also be gaining an aesthetic pond, as well as a runoff pond to facilitate the development group. Jones said that if everything goes according to plan, the building should be completed by Nov. 11.

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