BELVEDERE — Work on a new shopping center is under way at the corner of Carmel Street and Edgefield Road.

A sign posted at the site says the new center is coming soon, along with a new Family Dollar store.

The center will have approximately four fronts, according to Aiken County Planning and Development Director Stephen Strohminger, with Family Dollar as the anchor.

The Family Dollar will open in the first half of 2013, said public relations manager Bryn Winburn.

It will be approximately 8,000 square feet, and hiring will begin approximately six weeks before the store opens.

Those interested in applying can do so by visiting

“Our stores typically employ between eight and 10 team members, and we look to hire from the communities we serve,” Winburn wrote in an email.

Family Dollar stores offer its customers “a mix of quality name brand products they use everyday; from consumable products such as household paper products and expanded food assortment, to treasures for every home and even quality apparel for men, women and children,” according to the company’s website.

It also has seasonal products, like greeting cards and gift wrap.

Family Dollar was founded in 1959 in Charlotte, N.C. There are 7,200 stores nationwide with 50,000 employees.