Boonville Dollar General shoppers don’t have to wait much longer to return to their favorite store.
The old Boonville Dollar General off N.C. 67 that burned down in July is nearing the end of construction. It was only 10 years old when the fire destroyed the retail building.
Dale Rose, owner of the Boonville Dollar General, said the new store will be larger than the old one.
“This will be one of the bigger stores Dollar General has,” Rose said. “It’s about an 11,000 square-foot store. The new store will be selling groceries along with all of the regular items as well.”
Construction started in November, and Rose hopes for the store to open by the beginning of March. Rose said that tile was being put down this week.
The Boonville community is happy about the return of the store, and so is Rose.
“Several people have told me they are looking forward to having the store open and back in business,” he said. “I personally have missed it too. You don’t realize how much you miss something until it’s gone.”
The fire destroyed the old Dollar General, built in 2001, and it had to be demolished.
“It was a total loss,” Rose said. “I hated to see the other one burn, but I’m ready to get the new building finished and start business again.”
Boonville Chief of Police said the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but is it is a suspicious fire.