By Gabe Licht
MONTROSE, MN The former Bayrischer Hof German restaurant on Highway 12 in Montrose is gone and a new Dollar General will soon take its place.
Bayrischer Hof closed in August of 2008, after 15 years of business, and the building had been vacant since.
That building was recently razed to make way for the Dollar General that is expected to be completed this fall.
The store will be about 9,100 square feet, with a sales floor of about 7,300 square feet.
It will be staffed by a full-time store manager, assistant manager, a lead sales associate, and three to seven part-time employees.
Dollar General spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Patterson explained the rationale behind expanding in Montrose.
“Meeting our customers’ needs is our top priority when choosing store locations,” Patterson said. “We look for places where we can offer customers an easy and affordable shopping choice. We also take demographic trends, competitive factors and traffic patterns into consideration. We know convenience is a major factor in our customers’ shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three- to five-mile radius or 10-minute drive.”
Dollar General sells name-brand and private-label merchandise such as health and beauty products; home cleaning supplies; houseware items; stationery; seasonal items; basic clothing; packaged, frozen, and some refrigerated foods.
Dollar General is based in Goodlettsville, TN, with nearly 12,000 stores in 43 states, including area locations in Cokato, Winsted, Maple Lake, and Annandale.
For more information about Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.