WEST PARIS — Discount retailer Dollar General is mulling opening a store at the corner of routes 26 and 219. 

A spokesperson said Tuesday that the company is reviewing a plan to build a 9,100-square-foot store on 2.15 acres in the village area.

“This one is not at the green-light stage,” Dollar General spokesperson Dan Williams said. “We’re doing our due diligence but we’re not in a position to officially announce if a store will end up at that location.”

The company is in the midst of a 700-store expansion across the country, he said. The company’s first quarter financial results, released Tuesday, showed net sales increased by 6.8 percent in 2014 to $4.52 billion.  

A possible construction date and additional details about the store, such as the number of employees or specifics on the merchandise that will be sold, have not been released. 

In February, property owners Wade and Dian Rainey signed a purchase-and-sale agreement with Brentwood, Tenn.-based developers GBT Realty Corp. for the parcel. 

Dian Rainey is also a member of the Planning Board. 

A writ for the deed has yet to be recorded in the Oxford County Registry of Deeds.

On Feb. 26, GBT representative Jason Horowitz notified the Planning Board of its intent to build a 70- by 130-foot store with 30 parking spaces. 

The preliminary plan for the building was approved by the board at a March 12 meeting, though at the time, it was not known which retail business would occupy the site.

A small business rented by a local seamstress occupies the lot and would be moved, Rainey said. 


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