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WILSON – A Buffalo firm has been contracted to build a Dollar General store at 684 Lake St. and submitted a site concept plan to the Village of Wilson Planning Board.

Plans call for a 9,100-square-foot building on 1.1 acres of land, according to David Pawlik, of Creative Structures Services of Buffalo.

The property is directly across the street from the former Pfeiffer Foods plant, which closed in 2009.

“This was farmland, and we will need to grant a variance to make it commercial," Wilson Deputy Mayor Bernard “Bernie” Leiker said.

“They brought in their plans, and we said we’d need landscaping and a sidewalk put in across the front of the property. We want something in the façade to give it more character. They want to work with us on this to make it unique to Dollar General and unique to the village. ”

Pawlik said he hopes construction could be under way by May.

“This store will provide a service,” Leiker said. “A lot of people here like Dollar General, and they’ve been traveling to Newfane or other places to visit the store.

“ Now they’ll be able to walk to it. We also think this will draw people in from outside of the village, and this will increase our tax base.”

Dollar General is a Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based corporation with 10,000 stores in 40 states, posting $14.8 billion in sales last year, according to its Website.