The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
The New Era 

Dollar General lagging behind schedule; opening expected in December


November 1, 2017

Scott Swanson

JOE WATERMAN of Merit Constructors paints parking stripes on the parking lot of the new store Friday afternoon.

Sweet Home's new Dollar General store is running behind schedule, but if all goes according to current plan, it will be open by the end of the year, the company says.

The 9,100-square-foot building, located across Main Street from McDonald's and Bi-Mart, at the former location of Ron's Radiator Shop, which has been vacant since it burned in 2007.

Steve Franklin of Merit Constructors, a Texas firm that is building multiple Dollar General stores throughout Oregon, said the target finish date for the Sweet Home store is mid-November.

"They'll start shelving it and bringing in stock then," h...

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