Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dollar General Store Under Construction On U.S. 78 In Oconee County

Near Dickens Corner

Exterior construction is complete on the 9,100- square-foot-building on U.S. 78 and Pete Dickens Road that is slated to be the location of the first Dollar General in Oconee County.

According to the estimate on the building permit the county issued late last year for the project, interior and exterior construction is to be completed by early next month.

The brown brick, single-story building stands out prominently on U.S. 78 just northeast of the small commercial strip center known as Dickens Corner.

The property on which the new building is being constructed is owned by SW Bogart LLC of Atlanta.

Permit Details

The county issued the building permit for the single-story building on Dec. 16.

Future Dollar General

Dollar General is listed as the tenant.

Total value of the building is estimated at $450,000.

In addition to the building, the 1.6-acre lot will have 46 parking spaces.

The Oconee County Utility Department calculated sewer capacity needs at 400 gallons per day based on the two restrooms in the store.

A large tract of land east of the site and across from the Prince Avenue Baptist Church campus already is zoned for commercial development.

Dollar General

Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., outside Nashville.

The company has a store on Atlanta Highway east of Bogart and a Dollar General Market in Statham.

The Atlanta Highway Store is 9,173 square feet, while the Statham store is 20,891square feet in size.

Dollar General bills itself America's neighborhood general store. It stocks food, snacks, health and beauty aids, as well as cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares and seasonal items.


LetsGoOconee said...

"The brown brick, single-story building stands out prominently on U.S. 78 just northeast of the small commercial strip center known as Dickens Corner."

Gwinnett redux.

Yes, the building does standout.

An ugly Dollar General, offering nothing not already readily available at Oconee's Walmart, Five Below, supermarkets, etc.

This is not the type of economic development needed in Oconee. Medical, tech, light manufacturing, professional...take advantage of the neighboring University of Georgia campus.

Xardox said...

Chasing the Golden Calf: "Tax base!" "Tax base!" Tax base!"
Keep repeating to the beat of Beatles' "Tax Man."

Anonymous said...

Hate to tell you this, Let's Go Oconee.. But the families in that area will like having a convenience store on the corner.

It's a 15 minute drive to go to any grocery store in Epps Bridge or Butlers Crossing. This will be a god-send for families that need a gallon of milk or a loaf of bread. This is why Striplings is going so well: strong demand with no alternatives or competition.

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say this... you should get off your high horse and think about people who would actually benefit from this store and all the new activity in Oconee County.


A Mom Who Hates Going to Wal-Mart For A Gallon Of Milk

Anonymous said...

Best way to send message: do not spend a dollar there. Vote no using your buying power.

Anonymous said...

To Anom 5:40PM "YOU GO GIRL" I totally agree.

Anonymous said...

Anom 5:40 The "a lot of people" you speak for are newcomers who are the cause of the countys problems.