Dickson County Residents Will See More Dollar General Stores

January 11, 2017

Dickson County Residents Will See More Dollar General Stores

The Dickson County Commission recently approved a rezoning of a site near I-40 that will be home to another Dollar General.

The second vote is set to take place during its Jan. 16 commission meeting.

Turner and Associates Realty represented the owners, who have asked that 1.5 acres of the nearly 12-acre land being rezoned to commercial from agriculture.

If a second approval is given, it will be the 11th Dickson County Dollar General and is anticipated to be 9,100 square feet.

Nobody spoke against or for the rezoning request before the commission gave its vote.

A Dollar General store recently opened on Hwy. 70 East near the Hummingbird intersection; another store is being constructed on Beasley Drive.

Dollar General is a discount retailer based in Goodlettsville, and the company plans to open 1,000 new stores during 2017. In September, it had a goal to hire 10,000 workers nationwide.

As of August 2016, there were 13,000 Dollar General stores.

Dollar General announced in July that it would relocate 40 stores and enter a new market after it was able to finalize a deal to buy more than 40 previous Wal-Mart Express sites. When the announcement was first made, the company said it would have a "fresh DG16 layout" such as expanded offerings and more sales floor square footage. Officials said it was looking to set up fueling stations in most of those locations.

Dollar General's growth is on the heels of their failed takeover attempt of Family Dollar for $9.1 billion. Instead, Family Dollar shareholders went with the $8.5 billion deal that Dollar Tree offered.