A discount variety store is considering adding a second location to the Crossett area.

Dollar General Public Relations Director Angela Petkovic said the company is in the early stages of opening a location on South Florida Street, which is also known as Martin Luther King Drive.

“At this time, we are currently in due diligence phase for a new Dollar General in Crossett that would be located off South Florida Street,” she said. 

“This means we are reviewing the opportunity to add a new store in the area, but we have not committed to doing so just yet.”

Petkovic said based on their current timeline, they anticipate to have a final decision on the new location by early summer 2020.

“Our company looks for places where we can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or 10-minute drive.,” she said. 

“We also take competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration.”

Petkovic said the store would employ approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store.

Ashley County currently has three Dollar General stores with one each in North Crossett, Hamburg and Fountain Hill.

The proposed location in Crossett would be within walking distance of Crossett High School, the middle school and the City Park area.

Petkovic said the company would send updates as the status of the project progressed.

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