Dollar General gets nod to build on Milan Avenue


By Jason Hawk - jhawk@civitasmedia.com



<p style="text-align: right;">Valerie Urbanik | Amherst News-Times This green lot will likely soon be a Dollar General, after an Amherst planning commission vote last week. In the background is the Amherst Eagles Club facility.

Valerie Urbanik | Amherst News-Times This green lot will likely soon be a Dollar General, after an Amherst planning commission vote last week. In the background is the Amherst Eagles Club facility.


A 9,242-square-foot Dollar General has been approved for Milan Avenue, as long as the bargain retailer provides certain details to the city’s engineers.

The company, which has 12,300 stores in 43 states, plans to build in front of the Amherst Eagle Aerie 1442.

The 1.3-acre property was sold off by the Eagles back in December 2003 to John Harris for $128,000, according to Lorain County property records.

Rumored for months to be a future Dollar General site, yellow gas line surveying stakes sprang up there recently.

Last Wednesday, the Amherst planning commission voted 7-0 to give approval to the project on a contingency basis. The company must provide some requested information to Bramhall Engineering, which assists the city.

Building department secretary Tammy Paterson said no formal drawings have been submitted to the city, but all signs are that it will be a standard Dollar General store.

Dollar General has 109,000 employees nationwide. It did $18.9 billion in business during fiscal year 2014.

In other planning commission news, an addition to Century Plaza and a new Taco Bell have both been tabled until late February.

The first is a proposed three-tenant building next to Don Tequila on Kresge Drive. Paterson said Jimmy John’s and Domino’s have been named as occupants so far, Paterson said.

Taco Bell has already received preliminary approval for a new location at the Deerfield Shopping Center on Oak Point Drive. Final approval, however, still awaits.

That site would be accessible only from the parking lot adjoined to Target.

Jason Hawk can be reached at 440-988-2801 or @EditorHawk on Twitter.

Valerie Urbanik | Amherst News-Times This green lot will likely soon be a Dollar General, after an Amherst planning commission vote last week. In the background is the Amherst Eagles Club facility.

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Valerie Urbanik | Amherst News-Times This green lot will likely soon be a Dollar General, after an Amherst planning commission vote last week. In the background is the Amherst Eagles Club facility.

By Jason Hawk

jhawk@civitasmedia.com

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