Dol­lar Gen­eral opens area’s new­est lo­ca­tion

The Southern Berks News - - FRONT PAGE - By Donna Rovins

AMITY » Dol­lar Gen­eral has opened its new­est lo­ca­tion at 103 N. Mono­cacy Creek Road just off Route 422.

The store, which opened its doors in May, cel­e­brated its of­fi­cial grand open­ing on Satur­day, June 2.

The new lo­ca­tion sits up on a slight hill just off west­bound Route 422. The build­ing is 9,100 square feet, with a sales floor of about 7,200 square feet, ac­cord­ing to a com­pany spokes­woman.

“Dol­lar Gen­eral is com­mit­ted to de­liv­er­ing a pleas­ant shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence that in­cludes a con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion, a wide as­sort­ment of mer­chan­dise and great prices on qual­ity prod­ucts,” Dan Nieser, Dol­lar Gen­eral’s se­nior vice pres­i­dent of real es­tate and store de­vel­op­ment, said in a press re­lease. “We hope our area cus­tomers will en­joy shop­ping at Dol­lar Gen­eral’s new lo­ca­tion.”

As of March 2, 2018, Dol­lar Gen­eral op­er­ated 14,609 stores in 44 states, ac­cord­ing to Petkovi. In fis­cal year 2018, the com­pany plans to com­plete ap­prox­i­mately 2,000 real es­tate projects — in­clud­ing 900 new stores, 1,000 re­mod­els and 100 re­lo­ca­tions.

When choos­ing store lo­ca­tions, Dol­lar Gen­eral takes the con­ve­nience fac­tor into con­sid­er­a­tion, ac­cord­ing to An­gela Petkovi, a spokes­woman for the chain. She added that Dol­lar Gen­eral stores typ­i­cally serve cus­tomers within a three to 5-mile ra­dius, or about a 10-minute drive.

“We also take de­mo­graphic trends, com­pet­i­tive fac­tors, traf­fic pat­terns and com­mu­nity con­cerns into con­sid­er­a­tion,” she

added.

Dol­lar Gen­eral stores em­ploy ap­prox­i­mately six to 10 peo­ple, depend­ing on the need, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany. Those in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for a po­si­tion at the Amity store can visit the ca­reer sec­tion at www. dol­largen­eral.com.

The Amity Town­ship lo­ca­tion’s grand open­ing fea­tured give­aways to the first 50 adult shop­pers and the first 200 shop­pers, as well as other give­aways.

Dol­lar Gen­eral sells name-brand and pri­vate brand mer­chan­dise such as health and beauty prod­ucts, home clean­ing sup­plies, house­wares, sta­tionery, sea­sonal items and ba­sic cloth­ing. In ad­di­tion, the stores carry an as­sort­ment of pack­aged foods, as well as some re­frig­er­ated foods and frozen foods. For more in­for­ma­tion visit https:// www.dol­largen­eral.com/

DONNA ROVINS — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Dol­lar Gen­eral’s new­est lo­ca­tion has opened in Amity in Berks County, 103 N. Mono­cacy Creek Road. The store held a grand open­ing cel­e­bra­tion on June 2. The store is one of 900 stores the chain plans to open in 2018.

PHOTO COUR­TESY DOL­LAR GEN­ERAL

Dol­lar Gen­eral’s new­est lo­ca­tion has opened in Amity in Berks County, 103 N. Mono­cacy Creek Road. This photo from Dol­lar Gen­eral shows some of the se­lec­tion of­fered by the chain.

DONNA ROVINS — DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

A sign along Route 422 in Amity, Berks County, an­nounces the open­ing of the new­est Dol­lar Gen­eral lo­ca­tion at 103 N. Mono­cacy Creek Road.

PHOTO COUR­TESY DOL­LAR GEN­ERAL

Dol­lar Gen­eral’s new­est lo­ca­tion has opened in Amity Town­ship along Route 422. This photo from Dol­lar Gen­eral shows some of the snack op­tions of­fered by the chain.

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