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Will a dollar store revive downtown Albany?

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

December 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Will a new dollar store be the key to downtown redevelopment? A building on North Jackson Street has been empty for over a year, since Custom Interiors closed. Now, Dollar Square, based in Leesburg is opening a store there.

 It will fill 3500 square feet of retail space and bring jobs and tax dollars to the city. Downtown Manager Don Buie said, "By having these new vendors come on board, it means more tax dollars for the city, more jobs during a time when people are being laid off."

A store that sells African items is going in to that area.