Beaufort News

Is new Dollar General store coming to Beaufort?

Beaufort might be getting a new Dollar General store, although details are scant for now.

The city received an application for a "Dollar General interior upfit" at 1100 Ribaut Road in September, according to Julie Bachety, an administrative assistant in Beaufort's planning department.

Workers have been spotted recently at the site near the intersection of Ribaut Road and Spanish Point Drive.

Property owner George Trask declined to comment Friday on plans for the space.

A Dollar General representative said the company did not have a record yet of a future store in Beaufort, saying if one is planned, it's probably still in a very early stage.

If a Dollar General is coming to Beaufort, it would be one of three announced for the region in the last eight months, including ones at 180 Sea Island Parkway in the old Grayco building on Lady's Island and at 548 Parris Island Gateway near Grober Hill Road in Port Royal.

A Family Dollar on Sea Island Parkway near The Corners community on St. Helena Island is expected to open in February.


Other recent openings, closings and changes in the area:

  • The Little Lamb Child Development Center opened earlier this month in Port Royal.
  • Owner Rose Cook said the center at 1724 Ribaut Road accepts children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old.

    Cook recently moved to the area from New York and said she has been working in child care for 16 years.

    "We have a curriculum here that teaches social and emotional skills," Cook said.

    The center is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Cook said.

    South Carolina ABC vouchers are accepted, she said.

    Information: 843-524-2626.

  • The former site of Kathleen's Bar and Grille on Bay Street has new owners, and the space will again be a restaurant, according to the building's former owner.
  • Nick Maher said he sold the building at 822 Bay St. last week.

    "The building has a new owner, and a restaurant is going in there," Maher said. "I can't tell you for sure what kind of restaurant it will be."

    Attempts Friday to reach the new owner were unsuccessful.