Planning Commission to hold hearing on June 20 for proposed 9,100 square foot store at Tenth and Supply Row

It's official – Dollar General is coming to Taft, and the huge variety store chain wants to build on Rails to Trails.

Plans have been submitted to the city and the Taft Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposal at a special meeting at 4 p.m. in the Civic Center council chambers on June 20.

Plans submitted to the city by Scott Moreland of DGCALI, LLC call for a 9,100 foot retail store on a 1.06-acre lot located on the east side of tenth street between Front Street and Supply Row. A Dollar General has long been rumored for Taft at the location proposed.

There are currently more than 16,000 Dollar General stores in the United States.

Dollar General offers wide range of products, many under its own brands and also major name brands.
According to Wikipedia, Dollar General uses Clover Valley store brand for grocery products and the Smart & Simple brand for low-end discount products. Other Dollar General brands specific to one department include Heartland Harvest (snack foods), Sweet Smiles (bulk candy), EverPet (pet food and products), TrueLiving (housewares), Comfort Bay (towels, blankets and pillows), Open Trails, Zone Pro and Bobbie Brooks (apparel). It is also the exclusive retailer for Rexall pharmaceuticals.

The new store will be located across Supply Row from a proposed 20,000 square foot commercial building with room for up to five businesses.

A hearing on that proposal scheduled to be held yesterday was postponed and will be held instead at the June 20 special meeting.