By Jack James
The new Dollar General Store opened in Lavaca this past week! The people here couldn’t be more proud of it either! The company built a new larger store just across from the Lavaca City Hall building in a piece of ground that hasn’t been used in decades.
The old Dollar General, located just up Main Street from the newest one, couldn’t handle the amount of merchandise, parking or customers who called it the Lavaca Wal-Mart. Freight delivery trucks had to back into the narrow service lane to bring in goods and often ended up stuck in the ditches along the road as they tried to maneuver in the lot. The newest store has three lanes to enter and exit and the freight trucks can pull in directly. The old store was a dream for Lavaca when it came in at just over 6400 square feet but the new store is a whopping 10, 770 square feet!
Just goes to show you that Lavaca has the customers to keep businesses in business! A big welcome to store manager, Sonya Baysinger, and the rest of the crew! Best wishes!