New Dollar General opens in Chesapeake City
— The Dollar General store off Route 213 quietly opened this week as it prepares for its grand opening.
It’s the seventh location in Cecil County for the retail store that provides everyday essentials at low prices, following one each in Elkton, Rising Sun, Conowingo, Cecilton and two in the North East area.
“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Chesapeake City customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”
Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location, located at 2744 Augustine Herman Highway, at 8 a.m. Oct. 15 with free prizes and special deals. Ad-
ditionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
The Dollar General location will employ about six to 10 people, depending on the need. Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the career section at www.dollargeneral.com.
While there were plans to build a Dollar General at the former Jack & Helen’s restaurant off Route 213, they were denied a rezoning by the county in June 2013. The store was ultimately constructed just a few hundred feet to the north on previously undeveloped land.
While in county limits, the developer had to contend with Chesapeake City municipal design restrictions because it receives water and sewer service from the town.
Mayor Dean Geracimos previously told Whig that the town’s special service district law allows it to compel newly served developments to fund water and sewer service extension to their neighboring lots, noting this project cost in excess of $100,00.
In a special service district, a contractor is reimbursed $5,000 from each of the neighboring lot owners who choose to connect to the public utilities. So far, at least one lot will be taking them up on that offer.
Margaret Trussell, owner of Vulcan’s Rest Fibers, a shop at 106 George St. in south Chesapeake City, purchased the former Chesapeake Wine & Spirits liquor store located on Route 213, just north of the new Dollar General.
Looking for more space and parking at her growing business, she plans to renovate the old liquor store to her needs.
The Dollar General in Chesapeake City off Route 213 quietly opened its doors this week.