Colbert can expect a grocery store in late 2013.
Dill’s Food City has purchased property at the intersection of Hwy. 72 and Foote McClellan Road with plans to construct an approximate 30,000-square-foot store with a full deli.
“It’s great to see business coming in to the county,” said county industrial development authority executive director Marvin White. “This is something needed in Madison County.”
Dill’s, which has stores in Royston, Lavonia and Hiawassee, is expected to generate roughly $8-to-$10 million in revenues annually, with about $150,000 to $160,000 generated in local sales taxes for the county government from its two, one-cent taxes and another $75,000 to $80,000 for the school system from its education sales tax. The grocery store will also pay county property taxes for its Foote McClellan Road facility.