In July, Dollar General announced that it would take over 41 former Walmart Express stores, including those in Four Oaks and Princeton.
But Walmart Express also had a store in Benson, which appeared left out of Dollar General’s plans. Not anymore.
Benson Planning Director Braston Newton received a permit request Aug. 17 for the former Walmart Express at 702 S. Wall St. But Dollar General did say not when it would move its existing Benson store into the former Walmart space, which offers more room and gas pumps.
“Unfortunately, we do not have a restocking timeline or any further details,” Benson Town Manager Matt Zapp in an email to town leadership and the media. “We simply wanted to share the good news with you.”
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Dollar General will take advantage of more square footage to offer fresh meat and produce, among other items, the company said in its July announcement. The Benson permit shows Dollar General’s signature yellow signage on the building and above the fuel pumps.
Dollar General has said plans to relocate its existing stores by October.
“Dollar General is excited to add these locations to our existing store base,” said Todd Vasos, chief executive. “We look forward to the opportunity to better serve our customers in these communities by continuing to provide the convenience and value they expect from Dollar General.
Walmart began shutting down its Express stores across North Carolina in January.