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.