2018-02-14 / Front Page

New Dollar General under construction

By Deborah Bennett
Millen News editor


Construction is currently underway on a new Dollar General store at 120 E. Winthrope Avenue. The facility is expected to be completed mid-spring 2018. 
(Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Construction is currently underway on a new Dollar General store at 120 E. Winthrope Avenue. The facility is expected to be completed mid-spring 2018. (Staff photo by Deborah Bennett) Dollar General is currently constructing a new facility at 120 E. Winthrope Avenue in Millen. The store that is currently located at 516 E. Winthrope Avenue will relocate, along with employees, to the new location at the completion of the new building which is expected to occur in mid-spring 2018. However, construction progress could be delayed due to weather and other unforeseen occurrences.

A Grand Opening will be announced when the store is ready to open.

“When choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority. The company looks for places where we can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice. We know convenience is a major factor in our customers' shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or 10 minute drive. We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration,” said Angela Petkovik, Media, Dollar General.

Ms. Petkovick also said that Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $140 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than nine million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visitwww.dgliteracy.com.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports individuals in the communities that Dollar General stores serve who may be interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test. Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online or a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for information is available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.

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