New Dollar General Stores Open In Molino And Walnut Hill

October 30, 2022

Two new Dollar General stores have opened in North Escambia.

The Walnut Hill store is located at 7100 Highway 97, on the north side of the intersection of South Highway 99. The development was limited to 2.08 acres of a 4.12 acre property, including a 10,769 square-foot store with 43 parking spaces and a new driveway connection to Highway 97 directly across from South Highway 99.

The Molino store opened Saturday morning at 4430 North Highway 29. The 10,640 square foot Dollar General is located on a 1.5 acre parcel with driveway access to Highway 196, not Highway 29.

The first customer at the Molino store Saturday morning was Carson Spikes (pictured above), who purchased Nerd candy, gum and a Cherry Pepsi.

Pictured above and first below: The new Dollar General near Molino. Pictured bottom: The new Dollar General in Walnut Hill. and reader submitted photos, click to enlarge.


22 Responses to “New Dollar General Stores Open In Molino And Walnut Hill”

  1. Swamp Gas on November 3rd, 2022 10:58 am

    The good news is that if one dollar G is out of milk you can walk next door the the other one.

  2. Im back on October 31st, 2022 12:36 pm

    I am so glad i sold my home next to this DG in Molino. Massive mold in the attic. However i am glad that we moved back to Molino. I happen to love this new DG very convenient to the new house. I will also be advocating for a traffic light on the corner of 196&29 i seen way too many accidents there

  3. M McClintock on October 31st, 2022 10:22 am

    I like DG stores for the reason they offer everyday low prices on frequently needed items. This includes food, snacks, health, beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products, office supplies, school supplies, toys, baby items, auto supplies, cards and gift wrap, home decorations and much more. Convenience is a plus and you don’t drive into a full parking lot searching for a space like Walmart, Publix, Winn Dixie, and Target. If you don’t like DG and their low prices, then continue spending extra money elsewhere. So, there are car accidents near DG’s, does the building cause that accident??? If you find a DG location that you feel is unsafe, then stay away. DG won’t go broke because you don’t shop there. If you enter a DG store and there is a mess, then speak to the Manager. It’s their duty to keep a clean store. Empty shelves – how is that the store’s fault? Goods must be shipped to reach the store, and there are empty shelves in other large major grocery stores also. I’ve got photos on my phone to prove it when I went to Walmart. Three departments were out of stock. My oh my, DG is such a terrible place to shop. NOT!!!!!!

  4. Duke of Wawbeek on October 31st, 2022 6:26 am

    How about a Waffle House or IHOP.

    Restaurants that keep bankers hours, they are not what we need.

  5. Northendbratt on October 30th, 2022 11:30 pm

    So from theses comments, except one, we won’t be driving by this DG and the parking lot won’t be full like all the other DG stores,just curious…

  6. Well on October 30th, 2022 9:44 pm

    1st , apparently a lot of these whiners shop at Dollar General. Somebody’s always at them.
    2nd, plenty of accidents at 196 and 29 well before any store. People mess up often while driving.

    If they didn’t make money they’d stop building and we’re the reason they make money.
    Pretty convenient for me though.

  7. J on October 30th, 2022 7:08 pm

    I hope this one doesn’t smell like nasty smoke from the food truck and actually has shelves stocked. I have been in the store 3 times to get cat food and still sitting on the racks with wheels packaged up. Not only that but there is trash everywhere on side of the store. It never feels clean in there.

  8. D. Flowers on October 30th, 2022 6:02 pm

    We have had our Dollar Store at Neal Road and Hwy 29 for several years. I subscribe to a daily Personalized SpotCrime Report email to watch the trends in my area. It is interesting to see the cluster of petty crimes around that store that weren’t there before the store was opened. I don’t imply any cause and effect but the correlation is interesting.

  9. Jeffrey Kelley on October 30th, 2022 4:45 pm

    I like the Dollar General stores.

  10. Eyesore on October 30th, 2022 4:11 pm

    All DG’s become eyesores quickly.If you drive by the parking lot they have cardboard already piled up. It already has a trashy feel. As they old saying goes it’s like putting lipstick on a pig. I am just curious how long will it take to close the one on Molino Rd and 29. I don’t believe both stores can be profitable and survive.

  11. Milly smith on October 30th, 2022 2:05 pm

    This is funny!!! The stores we have can’t find managers or employees. Can’t keep them stocked, so they open 2 more….lol if they would pay the managers better, this wouldn’t be an issue!

  12. Grandma of 3 on October 30th, 2022 12:37 pm

    Every DG becomes filthy in a few months. The one near us has never seen a mop touch the floor. Front doors are always nasty. Litter outside. Piles of freight in the aisles. Maybe 2-3 employees in the store. It all boils down to payroll! If they are too cheap to have adequate coverage to get the work done why do they keep opening more stores?

  13. Wow on October 30th, 2022 10:30 am


  14. Susie on October 30th, 2022 9:54 am

    They would be nice little variety convenience stores if they could keep their employees, including management. For some reason they can’t and the stores get in disarray and become nasty.

  15. M in Molino on October 30th, 2022 9:38 am

    I actually appreciate the DGs up here. When I need something and don’t want to make the 25 minute trip to Walmart or Winn Dixie, I can usually get it at the local DGs.

  16. A Alex on October 30th, 2022 9:31 am

    MOLINO STORE. The only fire plug is on the west side of 29. Means all 29 traffic will need to stop. State law you cant drive over a fire hose. I brought this fact up in the variance meeting. Cannot put a fire hydrant on the 4″ water main in front of the Molino store. HYDRANTS BY STATE AND FED LAWS MUST BE ON A 5″ OR LARGER LINE. I have a hydrant just across the house and it will not be used due to the 4″ line

  17. Niknak50 on October 30th, 2022 9:08 am

    All DG’s have one thing in common. Empty shelves. I don’t waste time going to any of them.

  18. Joy bryant on October 30th, 2022 7:36 am

    I remember being excited when the first DG opened in Molino
    -we called it the Molino mall as it was all we had
    Now I have joyfully driven into Cantonment so as AVOID that particular store-stocked poorly ir at all, and DIRTY – Here is hoping the new ones maintain and hire a people who care about the store and not a smoke break

  19. mnon on October 30th, 2022 5:32 am

    Oh Goodie! Now I have 2 more DG’s to go to because the first can’t stay fully stocked. These are a blight… like mini-malls in the 80s.

  20. Keepitreal on October 30th, 2022 3:51 am

    They look nice……now….if the management and Staff would take even a little pride in their store it would make a difference. Most every DG starts off nice and clean; then the mess begins. They are over crowded with products, some are getting like Walmart with the self check out thing; I have gone into the DG on Neal Road in Cantonment, found my items, checked out via self check out, and never saw anyone else; including an employee. If they are that understaffed they need to reconsider who they have managing their store or increase pay so the staff they have will be more dedicated to the store. That is taking the southern “honor system” to whole different level.

  21. A Alex on October 30th, 2022 3:19 am

    Molino location was zoned for a MAX 6500 sq foot BUILDING, THE 20 PLUS PEOPLE WAS AGAINST THE CHANGE AT THE VARIANCE BOARD MEETING. NONE of the board members had gone to the location and checked it out. Most against said to put a traffic light before building. Reason of 196 entrance, county countrols if it gets a light. DG at Neal Rd-29 had an employee killed leaving work(NO TRAFFIC LIGHT at a 65MPH zone). Just a matter of time for a deadly wreck at Molino location. In the 15 years of living off this deadly corner. 5 different DEATHS and many many wrecks. JUST A MATTER OF TIME

  22. JB on October 30th, 2022 2:28 am

    Oh boy more Dollar Generals