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Two businesses announce expansions on Lincoln Boulevard

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Family Dollar and Physical Therapy Associates plan to build

By Linda Ireland

Two Hodgenville businesses, Family Dollar and Physical Therapy Associates, are planning to expand on Lincoln Boulevard.
Representatives of the companies announced their intentions to the LaRue County Board of Adjustments Monday in a special called meeting.
Adam Levitt, a development project manager for The Hutton Company, said the company plans to build a new store at 876 S. Lincoln Blvd., beside McDonalds.
Hutton will then sell the building to Family Dollar, Levitt said.
Levitt requested a variance in parking spaces for the 8,320-square-feet store. According to planning and zoning regulations, the store should have 84 parking spaces. Levitt said, based on a company study, 15 spaces are needed for a store that size during “peak times.”
The Board approved his request for 31 parking spots.
Family Dollar currently leases space in Lincoln Plaza.
According to its corporate website, Family Dollar, based in North Carolina, reported its 17th consecutive quarter of double-digit earnings of share growth in June. Store sales increased by 5 percent.
During the first three quarters of 2012, Family Dollar opened 287 new stores, closed 43 stores and renovated, relocated or expanded 583 stores.
The new store will open next summer and employ eight-to-10 people, according to Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for Family Dollar.
Physical Therapy Associates
Guy Wallace, owner of Physical Therapy Associates based in Elizabethtown, and Mike Billings, engineer for the project, made a similar request about parking spaces.
Wallace has purchased a lot next to American Legion Post #87 on Lincoln Boulevard to construct a 3,700-square-feet clinic. Zoning regulations require 40 spaces but Billings said a maximum of 14 spaces was needed.
The Board agreed with the request.
Physical Therapy Associates currently rents a space at 104 E. Main Street in Hodgenville.
Other clinics are in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Bardstown and Louisville.