The store is tentatively scheduled to open in November, weeks after construction is finished

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - The frame of what will eventually be a Dollar General store can be seen in downtown Estacada.

There is a new structure going up in downtown Estacada.

At 116 S.E. Fourth Ave., the former Safari Club building has been demolished, and the frame of a new Dollar General building can be seen.

The store is tentatively scheduled to open in November.

Prior to that, construction on the building is scheduled for completion in late October or early November. The store will open several weeks after construction is finished.

Phil Bramsen of Embree Asset Group, Dollar General's real estate company, said the Tennessee-based retailer is "definitely excited to be there" and "looking forward to getting the store open."

"It's a unique setting," Bramsen said. "It's right in the middle of downtown."

The building's exterior will feature a series of murals created by the Estacada Artback artists that will focus on elements of the city's annual Summer Celebration and the group's annual mural project. One panel will highlight all of the Summer Celebration activities on Broadway Street. Another panel will depict people dancing in front of the music stage during Summer Celebration and a third will show Artback members painting murals.

The murals will be painted next summer.

Bramsen estimated the new Dollar General location will have approximately 10 employees once it opens.

Dollar General sells everything from cleaning supplies to clothing. About one-quarter of the store's merchandise costs $1 or less.

The Estacada location will be the retailer's first location in Clackamas County.

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