Century Approvals: New Dollar General, Seafood Market, Bigger Grocery Parking Lot And Mexican Food

May 3, 2021

Development review approval was granted over the last month for several projects in Century:

Dollar General — As we first reported two months ago, a new Dollar General is planned for Century 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 space, 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 town has now approved the plans.

Seafood Market — The town has approved an application for reuse of a commercial building at 11 East Highway 4 (at the railroad crossing) for a new seafood market.

Vallarta Mexican Restaurant — Work started in January on a new Vallarta Mexican Restaurant at the location of the former Becky’s Mini Mart at 9010 North Century Boulevard. The town has now approved the upgrade of electric wiring, outlets and light fixtures, and the installation of a new LED sign.

Food Giant Parking — The town has also approved the expansion of the parking lot at the Food Giant at 9501 North Century Boulevard. A house just to the south of the existing parking lot has already been demolished to make way.

In some cases, projects must also be approved by Escambia County Development Review, and the necessary permits must be issued before work begins.

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10 Responses to “Century Approvals: New Dollar General, Seafood Market, Bigger Grocery Parking Lot And Mexican Food”

  1. sam on May 6th, 2021 4:58 am

    how about another whataburger? the one in town stays too busy. it would shorten the drive thru line.

  2. Chelleepea on May 3rd, 2021 5:21 pm

    @ reader….I meant one dollar store will close bc of a lack of business not that corporate will close one because of a new one built. Every community has at least one dollar store. There will be 4 including the one in Flomaton here. Traffic will not be enough to keep all 4 open.

  3. Reader on May 3rd, 2021 3:57 pm

    “Expect to see an empty building soon bc at least one store will close”

    Maybe not, but I can’t imagine they would keep the old dump open near the Food Giant.

    Dollar General Talks Plans For New Century Store, And What Will Happen To The Current Century Location


  4. Chelleepea on May 3rd, 2021 3:50 pm

    All around good news except for the dollar store……we really didn’t need another one. Expect to see an empty building soon bc at least one store will close. If the seafood market is Captains that was in Molino…I always thought they would do better business in town. The locations not great though but I guess there weren’t any other buildings to choose from.

  5. Butch Lee on May 3rd, 2021 12:50 pm

    Flomaton can’t get new businesses because they can’t compete with no sales tax on food and a 4% difference in tax on non grocery items. But as they said in the council meeting, it is the people who are coming through town passing through that will pay the tax. In other words if you live here WE DONT CARE ABOUT YOU.

  6. Milstead on May 3rd, 2021 11:15 am

    Wonderful to see the new Mexican food coming. I hope the food is as good as the other place. It was wonderful. Glad to see the small town growing.

  7. chris on May 3rd, 2021 8:00 am

    Flomaton = high taxes = bye bye

  8. tg on May 3rd, 2021 7:15 am

    Enough new tax to put Century in the Green.

  9. DLo on May 3rd, 2021 7:12 am

    My advice to the new businesses would be to get everything in writing, but that doesn’t seem to matter when doing business with the town, so I’ll just say good luck.

  10. Flomaton on May 3rd, 2021 5:48 am

    Hey Flomaton, your town is dead. Why can Flomaton not get new businesses?

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