A Hodgenville businessman is expanding his holdings by building a specialty grocery store in Hardin County.
Vernon Detweiller, owner of Bent N Dent in Hodgenville and a discount grocery in southern Wisconsin, and his brother, Perry Detweiller, are developing a 6.5-acre site on U.S. 31-W, south of Lincoln Parkway.
Vernon Detweiller's new store will be "D&D Grocery." It will be about 10,800-square-feet with more than half the floor space devoted to retail sales. It will open in the first quarter of 2011.
Vernon Detweiller said his goal is to "provide great buys on national name brand groceries."
Perry Detweiller owns E'town Amish Furniture LLC and E'town Mini-Storage. The furniture store will feature "various hardwood and softwood furnishings built by the Amish," according to Jeff Farmer with Semonin Commercial. It will open soon, perhaps by year's end.
The first phase of the mini-storage includes 18 10x20-feet storage units for rent.
Farmer noted the recent development as an indication of growth on the south side of Elizabethtown, along with the recent Five Star Food Mart, Dollar General Store and Subway.