New Dollar Store Opens Saturday

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 8427 Hwy 166 in Douglasville this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m., with free prizes and special deals.

Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 8427 Hwy 166 in Douglasville this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 a.m., with free prizes and special deals. Dollar General will offer Douglasville residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essential at low prices.

Additionally, the first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“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,” said Gayle Aertker, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Douglasville customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products. The store’s fresh layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers.  Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and  coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the need.  Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at www.dollargeneral.com.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise.  Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $74 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

Juwan February 20, 2013 at 11:50 AM
Exactly what Douglasville needs, another Dollar store! Can we get some quality stores around here??? How about upgrading the restaurants? Put the Mom and Pop stores in downtown Dville. Let's get a Dave and Busters, Pappadeaux and also upgrade Hwy 5! You can have better exits for Fairburn and Chapel Hill but not Hwy "congested" 5??
Sue February 20, 2013 at 02:57 PM
I agree. We have a quality court house and now a new conference center but no quality shopping. We have plenty of discount stores mattress and nail shop. You can even but meat and bed sheets in parking lots how tacky is that? Come on council people lets get it together and try to be proud of our county!!
Local.Lilly February 20, 2013 at 07:46 PM
The area in which this particular dollar general is located is going to be a positive change. There are no stores other than a couple of gas stations in this area and with the high gas prices, making a few trips to town a week can add up. Especially to those on a fixed income. A store that carries basics such as eggs, milk, bread, and personal care products that are at a reasonable price will be very much welcomed I'm sure. Until now the only options were using the gas or paying outrageous prices at convient stores. Also, in this economy we should respect those people who would rather try and earn money (selling bedding, meats, ect..) an honest, legal way. There is nothing "tacky" about trying to support oneself or ones family.
Juwan February 21, 2013 at 11:57 AM
I'm not saying don't support your family, but let's be reasonable about it. Do you know how much business downtown Dville would get if you moved all the Mom and Pop stores together instead of next to a Walmart or the Mall? Now seriously, you can't argue with the exit off Hwy 5, that's ridiculous. You almost don't even want to shop on the road because it's too congested. I'm just saying, with all the families in and around this county, a Dave and Busters, along with other nice restaurants, you could keep the money in the County instead of people driving miles to find it elsewhere. This is 2013 not 1965, let's get with the times!
Local.Lilly February 21, 2013 at 02:20 PM
You must really love dave and busters. My comment was in response to the sarcastic comment on the specific location of the new dollar general store. I did not intend to start a tangent about the urgent need for a dave and busters and mom and pop stores in down town douglasville. Also, what is the reference to the current year about? If anything a 1965 setting would have more mom and pop stores around and less big chain stores.
Fred February 21, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Any large national chain will have a development department that will look at the demographics of Douglas County and see what the housing bubble has done and conclude that nothing other that cheap-discount stores is supported by the data. Building more big-box retail here (like the rumored Academy Sports) is just adding to the potential empty retail buildings that will be provided to us via our online shopping habbit. Fancy entertainment or restuarants need lots of customers with money to spend. The #1 county for forclosures will not be a place they would want to locate.
Juwan February 21, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Douglas County has the "potential" for big business. There's nothing on the west side as far as businesses. How about luring companies to the Douglas County areas? Offer tax breaks. You see all the land once you get by Thornton Road? Develop that land with businesses. Keep the money on the west side. Who wouldn't want to go to work 5-10 min from where they live? Can you imagine the business you can get from Austell, Powder Springs, Carrollton, Villa Rica if you bring attractive venues to the area? There's too much potential in this area. The feeling you get is that the city government wants to keep this area low budget and shut down after 10pm. Ok, forget the Dave and Busters, what is there to do after going out to Red Lobster after 8pm? Go to the mall for a movie? Why, when you have Netflix? When I mentioned 1965, I'm referring to the "old town" feel. Also, when you mention foreclosures, I can see why. You need businesses in the area to generate jobs and after Wal Mart and the Mall, there are none. We need quality businesses in order to have good paying jobs to prevent foreclosed properties. Utilize the assets we have here. First things first, expand Hwy 5 and that 2 lane bridge which is embarrassing. Get some lights along the freeway once you get past Lee Rd, lure businesses, get nice restaurants and upgrade the entertainment for families. Douglas Co will be the place to live!!
Fred February 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM
The west side of the county is undeveloped because of the lack of a sewer system. Thornton Road is a hot-bed of low paying warehouse jobs. Putting jobs like those on the west side of the county is not going to get you any high end entertainment in DC after your Red Lobster feast. Spending millions on a Lee Road bridge when the Highway 5 one has never been upgraded (beyond squeezing in the center turn lane) is about as stupid a thing that has ever been done in DC. Except of course the City spending taxpayer funds building the Bright Star "Connector" so that a few out of state developers could have retail road frontage property rather than farmland. DC has made some strides in attracting non-minimum wage jobs over the years, but the education level of the citizenry and the average home price is a turn off for most large employers and manufacturers. Our recent build up of small starter homes increased the percentage of low-end workers who live here who cannot afford "upgraded" entertainment. DC has always been a place to live. If you want big-city entertainment head to the city. I would rather that the mall was never built - it has done nothing other than make living in DC more difficult, it has certainly not improved the quality of life nor lowered anyone's taxes. Building any more starter homes here or bringing in minimum wage jobs will reinforce the factors that keep DC down. BTW, other than the Weigh Station, the lights on I-20W stop at I-285, not Lee Road.
Juwan February 23, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Maybe my words were misconstrued. I'm saying put lights in the middle of the freeway from Lee Road up to Hwy 5 exit. Also, attracting big businesses by offering tax breaks would start something. Buckhead and Gwinnet wasn't always bustling. Get the "good ole boy" mentality out of the county and make this more progressive. The days of the saloon/tavern establishments are over. It's 2013, so instead of making excuses for why this can never happen and throw your hands up, look at ways to make it better.
Fred February 23, 2013 at 03:48 PM
"good ole boy" With that statement you lose all credibility with me. So there is no reason to respond to any more of your thoughts on this subject.


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