Land Being Cleared For New Dollar General Store In Century

June 13, 2021

Work is underway at the planned location for a new Dollar General store in Century.

Land is currently being cleared for the store in the 7000 block of North Century Boulevard, on the west side of the road between Highway 4A and West Hecker Road.

According to plans for the proposed store, it will be 9,291 square feet on about 1.5 acres. It will have 31 total parking spaces, with entrances from North Century Boulevard and West Hecker Road. The developer has told the town that they will remove 17 trees from the property. They plan to replant those 17 trees at the site, along with five flowering trees and 15 shade trees in the Nadine McCaw Park on North Century Boulevard, just northeast of the planned store.

The new Century Dollar General will employ about 6-10 people. It will not include the new “DG Fresh” concept that offers fresh produce and healthier grocery options.

Angela Petkovic of Dollar General Corporate Relations told said the new store will not replace the current Dollar General just over a mile and a half away on North Century Boulevard near the state line, the Food Giant and a Family Dollar. The existing Century Dollar General opened in July 2002 in a building that was constructed in 1970.

The new Century Dollar General will employ about 6-10 people.

Pictured: Land is being cleared for a new Dollar General store in Century. photos, click to enlarge.


10 Responses to “Land Being Cleared For New Dollar General Store In Century”

  1. Concerned citizen on June 14th, 2021 9:45 pm

    What a death trap right at the bottom of a blind spot but hooray

  2. Chris on June 13th, 2021 10:17 pm

    I’m sure Walmart is closely watching Century. the business hotspot of Florida.

  3. David Huie Green on June 13th, 2021 4:42 pm

    Life is good!!

  4. William Reynolds on June 13th, 2021 2:10 pm

    SUG wrote: “EC Planning Commission is the worse. Must be getting pay-offs…Also, heard China owns DG – pretty soon they’ll own the US.”

    As the story says, this store is in Century. It was approved by the Town of Century, not the Escambia County Planning Commission.

    Dollar General is headquartered in a small town in Tennessee and is traded on the NY Stock Exchange.

  5. SUG on June 13th, 2021 2:02 pm

    EC Planning Commission is the worse. Must be getting pay-offs. They ruined our all residential neighborhood (2-3 miles in every direction) and okayed a Dollar General, which is currently under construction. Also, heard China owns DG – pretty soon they’ll own the US. Thanks, EscMbia County Planning Commission. Bet there’s no commercial businesses in your swank neighborhoods! So go ahead and ruin ours.

  6. Jane on June 13th, 2021 12:42 pm

    It would be nice to have a Walmart Neighborhood market out this way —-

  7. Chelleepea on June 13th, 2021 10:17 am

    My prediction… 3 years one of these dollar stores will close……now is a good time for our town leaders to plan what they want to do with the bldg. It won’t take long for it to be another eye sore!

  8. Just me on June 13th, 2021 9:11 am

    We needed another Dollar General just like we need more pot holes,heck they can’t keep the one in Century stocked or keep workers. Why didn’t they first resolve the issues with the old one before building another one. I personally think it’s stupid.

  9. Nick on June 13th, 2021 7:45 am

    Dollar Generals, Storage Facilities and Car Washes, I guess you really can’t have too many of them…

  10. sam on June 13th, 2021 7:27 am

    ANOTHER dollar store. wow

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