New Dollar General Opens In City

The new Dollar General located at 226 Winsor St., Jamestown, is now open. P-J photo by Dennis Phillips

There is a new store on the corner of Winsor and Crescent streets in the city of Jamestown.

On Tuesday, Dollar General announced its newest location at 226 Winsor St. in the city is now open. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. The store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.

An area variance to have a reduced number of parking spaces at the new location was approved in March by the city Zoning Board of Appeals. According to the city’s zoning code, a retail store that is 91,000 square feet is supposed to have 30 parking spaces, however, the plan for the new store only includes 25.

Last March, Crystal Surdyk, city development director, and Larry Scalise, city building/zoning code enforcement officer, said they believe the 25 parking spaces will be adequate because of the high amount of expected foot traffic at the store that will be constructed in a manufacturing zone, but near city residential neighborhoods. Tara Mathias, The Broadway Group development manager, said the amount of parking they have available has been challenged by the topography of the land.

Deliveries to the new store was also discussed during the zoning meeting. Mathias said deliveries will be made once a week during business hours, which are typically 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. She said the deliveries are expected to be made by smaller sized trucks, not 18-wheel tractor-trailers.

In February, the city Planning Commission approved the site plan for the new store.

In October 2019, the Jamestown City Council approved the sale of four parcels of land for the new Dollar General location at the cost of $13,200. Construction of the store also included the demolition of blighted buildings in the area.


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