Dollar General Hopes to Open 2 New Stores

Dollar General Corp. is hoping to open two new stores in Clearlake Oaks and Nice. The retailer has submitted the use permit applications for the two projects to the Lake County Community Development Department. In Nice, the new store is proposed to be built at 3539 and 3577 E. State Highway 20, the location of the current Nice Frostie. In Clearlake Oaks, the new store location would be at 13090 E. State Highway 20, a currently undeveloped property located next to Schindler Creek. Both stores plans call for square footage of smaller than 10,000 square feet.The projects will go before the Lake County Planning Commission next Thursday. Dollar General Corp. has more than 11,000 stores in 40 states, and plans to open 700 new stores this year, many of which will be in California.