New Discount Store Under Construction

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The Dollar General Store, the latest addition to Rim country businesses for bargain hunters, is going up fast between Ace Hardware and Blockbuster Video on North Beeline Highway.

The property and building is owned by Butler Properties of Atlanta, Ga., according to Doug Shepherd, a spokesman for Butler.

"The store has 9,014 square feet and 33 parking spaces," Shepherd said. The lot is a little more than an acre in size.

Tawn Earnest, director of media relations for Dollar General Stores, said an opening date has not yet been scheduled.

As for the number of jobs the new business will create, "We typically employ six to 10 people and do all our hiring locally," Earnest said.

Shepherd said Dollar General Stores have thousands of stores across the country; Payson's is No. 6,973.

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