Dollar General opens in Rush City

The new Dollar General store in Rush City opened its doors for the first time to customers on the 4th of July. The business is located near the I-35 exit ramps and across from the Holiday Stationstore. Photo by Jon Tatting

By Jon Tatting

Rush City’s newest business, Dollar General, held a soft opening for customers and members of the curious public on Wednesday, July 4.

A formal opening is expected soon at the store, located just east of Holiday Stationstore near Interstate 35.

The inventory at Dollar General includes a little bit of everything, such as groceries, hardware, household goods, office and school supplies, health and beauty, apparel and accessories, toys and more.

The small-box discount retailer, 420 S. O’Neil Ave., consists of a store manager, assistant manager and sales associates from the local community. A sign near the front entrance indicates the store is still hiring.

The business will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and can be reached at 320-358-3174. More information can be found online at

Back in February, the Rush City Council approved the final plat and development contract for Rush Creek Bluff First Addition, planned to be occupied by the Dollar General store.

RSBR Investments, out of Albert Lea, Minn., submitted the plat applications in December 2011.

The proposal followed an earlier vision of the property, which was originally platted as Outlot A in the Rush Creek Bluff subdivision. The plan: when commercial opportunities arise, individual lots may split from the existing outlot and replatted as commercial lots.

According to its website, Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General Corporation is the nation’s largest small-box discount retailer. It has more than 10,000 stores in 40 states including one in nearby Cambridge at 126 Buchanan St. N.

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