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Site clearing for new retail stores begins in South Congaree

South Congaree, SC – 03/27/2020 (Paul Kirby) – Site clearing has begun along Main Street in South Congaree for two new retail stores. According to South Congaree’s Mayor Cindy Campbell, one of the businesses will be a Dollar Tree and the other will be an O’Reilly’s Auto Parts.

The stores will be constructed a short distance west of the South Congaree House of Pizza on the same side of Main. This land was once owned by the Shumpert family and had Christmas trees growing on it years ago. It `has changed hands a few times before a developer saw the potential for it becoming more retail and took the chance to build there.

O’Reilly’s will be the second auto parts store in town. It will join Advanced Auto now located at the corner of Main Street and Ramblin Roads. Even though the demand for auto parts inside the town wouldn’t support the volume of two similar stores, the demand further south and west in the county is growing rapidly. These stores both offer a huge variety of parts and delivery to repair facilities as a part of their daily routine.

O’Reilly’s Auto Parts joined the parts business in Springfield, Missouri, in November of 1957. However, its historical background in the automotive business, as well as the family's quest for opportunity and advancement, may be traced back to a much earlier time.

The Dollar Tree will be the third dollar style store in town. It is an American chain of discount variety stores that sells items for $1 or less.

Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, it is a Fortune 500 company and operates 15,115 stores throughout the 48 contiguous U.S. states and Canada.

In 2014, Dollar Tree acquired Family Dollar, another discount chain that already has a store in South Congaree. Although they are operated by the same company, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree carry two distinctly different product lines. The demographics of South Congaree and the thousands of commuters that stream through South Congaree each day should be able to take advantage of the Dollar Trees great deals on everyday items like food to birthday Mylar balloons.

Mayor Campbell said that the stores will be completed about September 1st, 2021. With hiring, training, and load out of the stock, customers should be able to begin patronizing the stores before December of this year.


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