Thursday, August 9, 2007
Dollar General Store Comes to Creston, OH
Dollar General has sent a payment to the village of Creston for the purchase of land where it intends to build a store.
Mayor Ron White told the Creston council on Monday the company wants to break ground as early as next week, which will require removing a structure on the downtown parcel. The village owned about 3 acres and sold one to the company for $72,500. Council approved the sale in October.
Mayor White said a Dollar General representative told him without the persistence of councilwoman Linda Flory, the company probably would not have come to Creston.
"For lack of better word, she badgered them." White said.
I kept calling them and nagging them to take a look," Flory said. "I thought we needed a store there."
Flory said she has been working on it for the past year.
Dollar General has more than 8,300 stores across the country with nearly 450 in Ohio. The Company operates stores in Wooster, (2) Orville, Rittman, Apple Creek, Shreve and Millersburg.
The company began in 1955 selling all items for a dollar. Today, 30 percent of Dollar General's merchandise is still priced at a dollar or less, according to the company's web site.
The Creston store will be around 9,100 square feet and will offer paper products, cleaning supplies, health and beauty aids, snacks, housewares, toys, basic apparel and seasonal items. Dolllar General Stores are concentrated in under-served rural and urban ares. For fiscal year 2006, the company opened 537 new stores.