LOVES PARK (WIFR)- It was a massive fire more than a year ago that destroyed the Dollar General Store in Loves Park but after a complete rebuild, the store is back open.
The new store is in same location in the Meadow Mart Shopping Center near North Second and Windsor road. The shiny new floors and displays are a big difference from this when the store burned down in June 2012. The store's manager says there was a line outside at 6:30 this morning of people just waiting to get a look at the new store.
"It was good to see all the old customers and a lot of them were thankful to be back again in business. Maybe 40 percent of our customers in this area are walkers so I can see that." Carrie Taylor, Dollar General Manager
Planet fitness and an unnamed tenant are also moving into the strip mall. It will be a little longer before those two open.