Dallas Center watches rise of Dollar General, awaits further growth

Strip development is moving forward in Dallas Center with the construction of a Dollar General store across Iowa Highway 44 from the Raccoon Valley Bank.

DALLAS CENTER, Iowa — Construction is moving apace here on the Dollar General store at the northeast corner of Iowa Highway 44 and R Avenue, across the highway from the Raccoon Valley Bank.

The 90,000-square-foot parcel will see a 9,100 square-foot Dollar General building, including 55 parking spots. The store will offer driveway access only off Fair View Drive (R Avenue) and not off Iowa Highway 44 (Sugar Grove Avenue).

The Dollar General Corp. is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn, and operates, as of July 2018, some 15,000 stores in the continental U.S., including 188 stores in Iowa. The corporation’s revenues in 2017 exceeded $21 billion.

The city-annexed property is owned by Hope K. Farms LLC, which is owned by Reza Kargarzadeh, owner of Engineered Plastic Components Inc., an injection molding manufacturer with headquarters in Grinnell and plants in nine states.

Tim Day, director of business development for Engineered Plastic Components Inc. and for Hope K. Farms LLC, told the Dallas Center City Council that Hope K. Farms LLC “anticipates developing at least two more commercial lots to the east of the Dollar General parcel.”

The council in July also created the Fair View Drive benefited sanitary sewer district and approved a bid of $235,964 from Thorpe Water Development to build a sewer extension under Iowa Highway 44 from the south to serve the Hope K. Farms development.


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