Officials expect delay for new Family Dollar store

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Northern Putnam County residents will have to wait a little longer for the convenience of purchasing wares in Bainbridge.

The Family Dollar, which was recently built on the lot of an old gas station on U.S. 36, or Pat Rady Way, will be delaying their opening.

Sandra Wilxenloh, corporate communication manager for Family Dollar, told the BannerGraphic that the delay was due to an inability to receive proper permits to access the highway.

According to Bainbridge Utility Supt. Jim Nelson, he believed the national discount chain was waiting on a state highway permit for curbs to be added to the property, allowing access to the store.

These curbs were added to the property last Thursday, the day the store was supposed to have its soft opening.

A soft opening means that the store has opened its doors to the public but has not formally announced a grand opening.

The grand opening had been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 7, but due to outstanding issues, the opening has been pushed back to a later date.

It is undetermined at this time when the store will be opening.

Residents will have to be patient for a little while longer.

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