Dollar General to occupy abandoned warehouse

Dollar General will store and distribute food at an abandoned warehouse in Westville that’s undergoing a $24 million renovation.

The retail chain is asking for a five-year tax abatement on the $8 million in new equipment its planning to use in the 680,000 square foot structure.

Matt Reardon, director at the Office of Economic Development for LaPorte County government, said Dollar General will occupy almost 300,000 square feet of the building and create at least 80 jobs.

A LaPorte County Council vote on the request for tax abatement is expected in January. Reardon said Dollar General plans to begin its move into the building in May and complete it in August….

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