New Dol­lar Gen­eral opens in Ch­e­sa­peake City

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - By JA­COB OWENS

jowens@ce­cil­whig.com

— 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-

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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.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JA­COB OWENS

The Dol­lar Gen­eral in Ch­e­sa­peake City off Route 213 qui­etly opened its doors this week.

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