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Tractor Supply has plans for old Wal-Mart

Murphy Oil also seeks permit; but Fred’s Super Dollar to close

SARAH LOWERY
Staff Writer

The former Wal-Mart building in Lincolnton may soon be home to new business yet again.
Tractor Supply Company has submitted a site plan and received a zoning permit to operate a store in the former garden center portion of the old Wal-Mart facility.
Lincolnton Zoning Administrator Mark Carpenter told the Times-News on Friday that the company would like to utilize 26,000 square feet of retail space, though he said it does not plan for any new additions to the building.
Additionally, the remaining space in the facility is expected to be divided up and leased accordingly.
Tractor Supply has submitted an application for a building permit with the county’s Planning and Inspections Department, though the permit has yet to be issued.
Near the same area, Carpenter noted that Murphy Oil Corporation has submitted a request for a conditional-use permit in order to construct an express mart on the west side of North Generals Boulevard, roughly 900 feet south of the intersection with Sigmon Road.
A public hearing on that request will take place at the July 5 Lincolnton City Council meeting.
While those businesses could soon be coming to town, another will be leaving.
Fred’s Super Dollar on North Aspen Street in Lincolnton recently announced that it will be closing, though an assistant manager at the store told the Times-News that a specific date is not yet known.
Calls to Fred’s corporate office in Memphis, Tenn., were not immediately returned.

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