Dollar General under construction
Store expected to open in rural Fremont
By Angie Landsverk
An approximately 9,100-square-foot Dollar General is expected to open in the town of Fremont later this summer.
Richard Eiberger anticipates the store opening around mid-August, or by Labor Day weekend at the latest.
He is the town’s zoning administrator, building inspector and also the president of its Planning Commission.
“This is exciting for us,” Eiberger said. “It may be a domino. Who knows.”
The store is being built in the Greg Goose Landing Subdivision, at the corner of State Highway 110/96 and Greg Goose Trail.
Eiberger said Dollar General purchased the lot for $100,000.
The estimated value of the building will be $400,000, so it is about a $500,000 project, he said.
Point of Beginning, a Stevens Point-based firm, was the lead on the site plan approval, Eiberger said.
The town’s Planning Commission reviewed the site plan in late January.
The board then approved it in February.
Eiberger said the building’s location, signage and landscaping were all part of that review.
“When we did the plan review, their landscaping was above and beyond what we required,” he said.
A conditional use permit was also required and approved for the project.
The building permit was issued on April 29.
Eiberger said the store will have a metal facade and brick front.
The contractor is Fred J. Piette Company Inc., of Appleton, he said.
Eiberger said he is impressed by the workmanship and professionalism of those involved in the project.
“It’s just a pleasure to look at the workmanship out there,” he said.
When he had the opportunity to meet with Dollar General, Eiberger told the company’s representatives to not look at the population noted on the village sign.
He said that number is misleading, due to the seasonal residents who live in the area, as well as the tourists who visit.
Bringing the store to the community is exciting, Eiberger says.
“They’ve been awesome with everything so far,” he said.
The store could lead to more development, Eiberger said.
“Opportunity knocks, and we were there, and we moved it right along,” he said.