Everything in the Dollar General store might be about a dollar — well except the land on which it sits.
New York-based Fontainebleau Estate Inc. has purchased the two parcels on which the Ashley Dollar General store sits for $1,377,800. The transfer occured on April 1 — and this is no joke — with Ashley DOHP VIII serving as the seller of the 1.16 acres.
One of the unique trends in business and commercial real estate investors is the fascination with the “dollar store” phenominum — especially Dollar General stores. DG stores are usually very strong financially and on a NNN lease that makes them extremely desirable to land investors.
From the “about us” page on Dollar General’s Web site:
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. With more than 12,000 stores in 43 states, Dollar General is America’s largest small-box discount retailer by sales. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo.
Dollar General has 645 locations in Ohio with three in Delaware County — Delaware, Sunbury and Ashley — with Richwood, Marengo, Johnstown, Westerville, and five in Marion just outside of the county.
Buckeye Band Boosters will lead the Run to the Baron Beat 5k on Saturday, April 9, at 8:30 a.m. at the Middle / High School campus in Delaware, Ohio.
The run/walk is mostly a flat course which loops around Buckeye Valley’s Middle and High School campus. The trail will loosely follow the cross country course with multiple terrains providing a small challenge. In addition to the race, there will be music, food, vendors and raffles.
The event is $20 for 19-under and $25 for everyone else through March 31. From April 1 through race day it is $25 for 19-under and $30 for everyone else. Registration includes a T shirt ($2 for those XL or larger) and race packet. Sign Up Today!
The village of Ashley will enjoy a newly enhanced playground and pool area thanks to funding that the Delaware General Health District received to help local communities improve physical activity and healthy living.
Last year, the Health District was awarded the Creating Healthy Communities grant from the Ohio Department of Health to help local communities combat chronic diseases and conditions. The renovations and enhancements in Ashley totaled close to $50,000 and included playground equipment, benches, picnic tables and a grill. The funding also provided chairs, a sweeper and a shade structure for the pool area.
In addition to the village of Ashley, the Health District will prioritize work in the neighborhoods of Delaware City’s Second Ward and Big Walnut Local School District due to their higher rates of chronic disease.
Other strategies that will be executed through the five-year healthy-communities project include a focus on increasing access to local farmers’ markets and community gardens, assessing and implementing a Safe Routes to School plan and increasing the number of tobacco-free policies for public spaces in the three priority communities.
Delaware County Health Commissioner, Shelia Hiddleson today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $41,999.97 in federal traffic safety funding to the Delaware General Health District for federal fiscal year 2016.
The Health District has identified that the lack of seat belt use, driver inattention, and impaired driving are impacting the safety and welfare of the citizens of Delaware County.
To save lives and improve citizen’s quality of life, the Health District will use the grant funds to coordinate the SAFE Delaware County Coalition. The coalition — comprised of local law enforcement and other agencies — promotes awareness of traffic safety issues such as seat belt restraint usage, impaired and distracted driving, speed, motorcycle safety and teen driver safety. This year the coalition will focus on senior driver safety and commercial traffic in Delaware County.
The funds are passed through the Traffic Stafety Office from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners statewide and focus on traffic safety priority areas such as restraint use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety and youthful drivers.
Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The competitive grant process solicited grant proposals from state agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions based upon the number of fatal crashes.