Here's a roundup of business news happening around the Stone Mountain and Lithonia area:
Improving Mountain Industrial Boulevard at Highway 78
The Stone Mountain Community Improvement District (CID) has plans to spruce up the Mountain Industrial Boulevard and Highway 78 interchange - and make it a lot safer, too.
Design and planning is underway to install street lights at the busy traffic point, which has no night-time lighting, the CID said in a release about the effort. The work will be possible through a grant from Georgia's State Road and Tollway Authority.
“The absence of adequate lighting makes this interchange barely noticeable at night,” CID president Emory Morsberger said in the release. “Beyond the safety applications, new lighting will be critical to enhancing this interchange as a recognizable gateway for our business corridor.”
Landscape improvements to the interchange are also on the drawing board.
“The improved lighting and appearance will work jointly with our other ongoing maintenance of the corridor’s appearance,” Morsberger said in the release. “All of our efforts are aimed at raising property values and attracting employers to available spaces. We are committed to seeing 2,000 new jobs created here this year.”
Installation could begin in the fall.
New Lithonia Family Dollar
Patch asked Family Dollar when its newly-constructed store in Lithonia, at 2627 Panola Rd., is scheduled to open.
The answer: "in the first half of 2013."
Family Dollar told us to check back next month for a more exact date. In the meantime, if people are interested in applying for jobs, Family Dollar says please visit its website.
News Nearby: Little Caesar's Coming to Wesley Chapel
Little Caesar's is opening a location in the Wesley Chapel Square shopping center, a few doors down from the Kroger, at S. Hairston and Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur. A contractor told Patch that signs soon will be posted about applying for jobs there.
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