Family Dollar store coming to Ivins

IVINS – The city of Ivins will soon be home to a new Family Dollar store. The new retail outlet will be located on the southeast corner of the intersection of 400 S. and 200 East, which is currently vacant.

Family Dollar Front View“It’s going to look a little different than a typical Family Dollar,” said City Manager Dale Coulam, “and will have a stucco exterior, with rock trim. It’s going to be a very attractive building.”

Residents are welcoming the retail opportunity, and the location is right on a bus route with a bus stop in front of the new store, Coulam said.

“It’s a very convenient location,” Coulam said.

There has been no opposition to the planned Family Dollar store at City Council meetings, and the company has been very easy to work with, Coulam said.

“They’ve been very considerate in their planning,” he said. “They seem to be very welcomed. It seems like a very positive reception for them.”

A building permit for the project was issued Tuesday, said Ivins Deputy Recorder Sharon Allan, and construction can now begin.

Construction could start within a month, Coulam said. The final minor changes in the building plans required by the city related to drainage on the site. The city required some onsite detention for drainage of rain water, meaning some kind of structure that slows down runoff water from the store and its parking lot, and those changes have been made.

Additionally, improvements will be made to 200 East when the developer digs up the street to install a sewer line. The improvements should actually improve drainage in the area, Coulam said.

Coulam also said the city welcomes new commercial development, and the resulting tax revenue.

Family Dollar is a publicly traded company founded in 1959 in North Carolina. The company operates 8,000 stores in 46 states, employing 50,000 workers.

Family Dollar opened a distribution center in St. George at 4815 S. River Road in October of 2013, which employs several hundred people.

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  • laytonian March 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Lipstick on a pig.

  • CaliGirl March 11, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Glad it’s going look attractive. Hopefully, it won’t stink inside like their other locations.

  • ladybugavenger March 11, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I haven’t been to a family dollar store and I suppose I’m not missing much, but I am curious what it stinks of.

    • sagemoon March 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Plastic products made in China.

    • laytonian March 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

      I’ve been in one, once. They stink of our jobs going to China, cheap junk that breaks in just a few days, and watered-down small bottles of “dish soap”.

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