New Family Dollar store takes shape in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 November 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Construction is moving along for the new Family Dollar store on Maple Ridge Road. This photo shows how the 8,320-square-foot building looked on Monday.

Village officials expect the store will open in early 2016, but no date has been set thus far.

The Durban Group, which is based in North Carolina, is managing the building project at 11300 Maple Ridge Rd. The company wanted to have the shell of the building, the parking lot and other site work done before winter.

Medina village officials pushed to have the store to have a brick appearance and black trim, giving the building a more classic look.

Here are the renderings the Durban Group presented to the Village Planning Board back in February, when the site plan was approved.

Contractors today started work on the exterior that will look like brick, said Marty Busch, the village code enforcement officer.

Village Planning Board members said dollar stores in other communities often resemble block and steel pole barns. Medina has design standards for new construction in the commercial and business districts.

The Family Dollar in Medina will have 28 parking spaces, and will include trees and other landscaping improvements. The project also includes a 25-foot-high pylon sign.

The store will move out of the Tops Plaza and go about ½ mile east to a site across from Tim Hortons.