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Another Dollar General?


Last updated 2/17/2020 at 2:26pm

There has been a lot of discussion around the planned Dollar General in Transylvania County at U.S. 276 and Becky Mountain Road. Without rehashing the important issues of floodplain development risks, trout stream pollution, the spoiling of historic, scenic views, etc., this is more a data-forward discussion on Dollar General’s expansion strategy.

Arguably one of the country’s fastest growing retail chains, Dollar General has 15,000 stores and are adding close to 1,000 new stores per year. North Carolina is home to over 800 stores. Most are in Texas with about 1,500 stores and the...

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