Construction projects taking shape, nearing completion in Blair

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Several construction projects are beginning to take shape or nearing completion in Blair.

Framework for the new 800,000-square-foot Dollar General distribution center has been erected near 10th and Wilbur streets.

The $85 million facility is expected to create approximately 400 new career opportunities and support more than 1,500 stores in the Midwest.

The facade on the new Holiday Inn Express, located at 1933 Holly St., was being placed this week.

The 67-room hotel is expected to open in March and create 15-20 jobs.

Nearby, the walls have gone up on a new Scooter's Coffee along South Highway 30. The building will include a conference room, more seating, more storage and a larger barista area to increase efficiency.

The coffeehouse is expected to open in June.

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