New Mt. Vernon build to include Dollar Tree, office, retail space

Steve Chapman

This artist’s rendering shows what the incoming Dollar Tree will look like once complete.

This construction site on Mt. Vernon Boulevard is the future location of a new Dollar Tree coming to Mt. Vernon.

Company looks to open doors on operation by this fall; more retail businesses hopefully to follow
If you’ve been on the loop in Mt. Vernon lately, you’ve probably noticed some construction taking place on land just east of Wal-Mart. Rick Clark, who is developing the property, said two buildings are being built on the future site of Majestic Plaza.
“The front building up there is a Dollar Tree, and then the back building will be retail space and office space,” he said.
Clark said he expects the Dollar Tree building to be finished this fall; he’s not yet sure of the other one.
“The Dollar Tree, they’re wanting to move in (by) September sometime, they’re shooting for that,” he said. “The other building will be later than that. It’s more dependent on how much activity I get, people looking to lease.”
Additionally, Clark said he believes both buildings will benefit Mt. Vernon.
“(The Dollar Tree will) be another shot in the arm,” he said. “And then the retail space, office space; Mt. Vernon has got very little of that, and most of it is old. So, this will be new, up to date.”
Clark added that Majestic Plaza isn’t the only property he’s developing.
“There’s going to be additional space for anybody who wants it, and at this point, it could still be built to suit them,” he said. “I’ve got other properties around town that we’re going to put some storage onto, like boat storage, RV storage, semi-trailer parking, that kind of stuff. It’s a different piece of property, but it’s going to be there in town, too.”


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