2nd Dollar General, Advance Auto site plans presented

Farragut may be getting a second Dollar General Store, in addition to a nationally recognized auto parts store.

An investment company submitted a site plan at a location a couple miles west of the current Dollar General Store at 12403 Kingston Pike.

Additionally, it plans to include an Advance Auto Parts at that projected location.

Tim Dunaway, project manager with Schaad Brown Real Estate — with JMB Investment Company as its investment arm, which handles Dollar General Stores and Advance Auto Parts stores — submitted a site plan during the Town’s Staff Planner/Developer workshop Tuesday, Sept. 5.

He explained the location is about two lots east of Dixie Lee Wines & Liquors, which is at the southeast corner of Kingston Pike and South Watt Road.

“We’re on the south side (of Kingston Pike),” Dunaway added.

He proposed a 10,000-square-foot building for the Dollar General Store while the Advanced Auto building will be a slightly smaller one to the east.

Dunaway explained JMB owns the property and Raven Construction constructs the stores.

Farragut Community Development director Mark Shipley observed the new Dollar General Store and Advance Auto Parts will share access and “have access stubbed into the west and the east so when those (other) properties develop, they can connect.”

“Isn’t that a big drop-off?” Mayor Ron Williams asked about the location for the accesses.

“We have permission from Mr. (Doug) Horne (property owner) to grade over the property and do some fill, so it will be a slope still, but it won’t be a drop-off,” Dunaway said. (Horne is owner of Republic Newspapers, Inc., parent company of this paper)

“We still don’t have the traffic study and tree plan,” Shipley said. “And, there was a question about potentially a wetland area.”

“We’re getting it delineated,” Dunaway said.

“My concern is the lack of landscaping maintenance,” Shipley said.

Dunaway said the language in the deed was changed so that his company will be responsible for landscaping maintenance at this particular Dollar General Store.

About the rationale behind placing a Dollar Store at that particular location, “(DGS) is client of ours and they pretty much do their own research and marketing,” Dunaway said.

“When they look at areas with a certain amount of population, traffic counts and rooftops, they pick spots they want to be in,” he added.

“So, we’re responding

to them and their requested areas. ...”

He said the proposed DGS and the current store are owned by two franchises.