The Tennessee-based retailer will open Oct. 1 in 7,705 sf at theLancaster East Shopping Center at 4729 E. Lancaster Ave. Theretailer has not picked an opening date for the 7,582-sf inlinespace at 14030 Josey Lane in Farmers Branch, but is planning a falllaunch as well.

A Dollar General contact tells that Texas isn'tgetting any more of the company's attention than any other statedespite this year's steady stream of openings from border toborder. The discount retailer has pushed its portfolio to 5,500locations in 27 southeastern and central states, of which 50% haveopened in the last five years. The contact says 600 stores will beadded this year and another 600 locations will be sought for the2003 docket.

There are now 170 stores in Dallas-Fort Worth, with plans to addat least two more before the year ends, says Tim Donovan ofDallas-based Weitzman Group. He and Robb Parks brokered the dealsfor Dollar General. The Fort Worth location is owned by BriarwoodLancaster LP while the Farmers Branch center is a holding of KellyMoore Point Co. of Dallas, both of which used in-house brokers tonegotiate the terms.

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