Dollar General store planned for village

By Brian Sweeney
Work is set to begin on a Dollar General store adjacent to the Margaretville Post Office.
Special permits and a sign variance have been issued by the Village of Margaretville allowing for the project to commence.
The Dollar General is being constructed on a parcel that was originally proposed as the site for a Family Dollar store, a competing chain. That project brought significant protest from a number of community members last year and the discount retailer eventually decided not to pursue the Margaretville location.
Larry Tillick of Lawrence Construction in Canandaigua is the owner and developer of the Margaretville parcel. When the original plans with Family Dollar fell through, he continued to seek a tenant for the property.
The Dollar General chain had originally approached the Town of Middletown about building a store on Route 28, on the site of the Magic Mile Flea Market in Arkville. After taking initial steps to build that store, the chain withdrew its plans.
Plans for the Margaretville store call for the building to be slightly more than 9,000 square feet. Of this total, the retail space will be approximately 68 feet x 104 feet, or 7,072 square feet.
Mr. Tillick said he expects the store to be ready to open in about three months.