Former Highland Park supermarket appears slated for a Family Dollar
12/15/2017, 6:12 a.m.
A former supermarket in Highland Park appears to be on track to become the next Family Dollar location.
S&K Supermarket has been closed since late summer. The property where it was located, 1404 E. Brookland Park Blvd., now has a new owner, Twin Rivers Capital of Charleston, S.C., that seeks property for Family Dollar and other national companies.
City records show Twin Rivers Capital paid $1.15 million around Nov. 23 to buy the 8,500-square-foot property and parking lot.
S&K Supermarket’s owner, Chong Kim, bought the store in 1993 and operated the grocery until late August, when he closed it for a renovation that never happened. He could not be reached for comment.
Mr. Kim sold the property for more than three times the city’s assessed value of $351,000, the records show.
According to Twin Rivers Capital, the building, which was constructed in 1940, will be renovated and reopened next year.
Twin Rivers Capital, a private real estate investment company, recently replaced the old Gene’s Car Wash at 2665 Hull St., near the intersection with Midlothian Turnpike, with a Family Dollar store.
Part of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar has an outlet less than a mile away in the 2900 block of North Avenue, where it competes with a Dollar General store. — JEREMY M. LAZARUS