Earthmoving work began this past week at the site of the new Dollar General store to be constructed at the corner of Eisenhower Street and Highway T in Doolittle. Here, a dump truck pours rock at the site Wednesday afternoon.
DLM Contracting is the general contractor on the project. The address of the new store will be 345 Eisenhower St. Crystal Ghassemi, spokesperson for Dollar General, said construction of the building will start by the end of February and completion is scheduled for early fall.
The store will have 7,200 square feet of selling space, she said, and will employ six to 10 people. The Doolittle store is one of 635 new stores the corporation plans to build this year. Along with that, the corporation plans to create 6,000 new jobs in 2013.