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Family Dollar Highlights A Quiet Building Season

February 7, 2012

Family Dollar is moving, but only a few dozen yards.

The store, a downtown mainstay for years, is relocating slightly to the east, taking over a vacant space next to the Antigo Country Store at 717 Superior St.

The project is among the highlights of a quiet building season, according to City Building Inspector-Assessor Jerry Wilhelm.

In his monthly report to the Common Council, Wilhelm listed several commercial projects underway, led by the Family Dollar work.

The largest and most ambitious continues to be the ongoing construction of the new Langlade Hospital, which is moving at a rapid pace. The hospital plans to move into the facility in April.

Merit Gear continues to work on its new office area on the east side of the manufacturing plant. The area has been closed in and work is starting within the existing building.

Parsons of Antigo has started work on a new body shop on the west side of the automotive dealership. State plans have been approved and concrete work had been completed.

A much-anticipated project that is waiting for spring is the outdoor splash pad adjacent to the Clara R. McKenna Aquatic Center. Plans have been approved and bidding is underway.

Several businesses are also taking advantage of the facade grant program and sprucing up their exteriors. The latest is the new Cirrinity office, formerly home to Computer Frontier, at 718 Fifth Ave. City Gas is also seeking grant approval.

One project that has ground to a halt is the Stellar Development office complex slated for the corner of Superior Street and Sixth Avenue. Wilhelm said there is nothing to report.

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