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 grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, July 21 at the store, 420 S. O’Neil Ave., located just east of Holiday Stationstore near Interstate 35.
“We are happy to have a new store in Rush City,” said Emily Weiss, public relations manager for Dollar General Corporation.
The new store is 9,000 square feet and a features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping simple. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, with coolers near the front, and departments are easily recognizable with visible signs, Weiss explained.
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. Customers will find popular brands made by manufacturers including Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills and Nabisco.
The small-box discount retailer resembles a typical store that employs from six to 10 people from the local community. In Rush City, a sign near the entrance indicates the store is still hiring (as of July 4). For employment details, visit www.dollargeneral.com in the career center.
Community involvement is also important to the company.
“Dollar General is deeply committed to the community we call home,” said Weiss. “Our main charitable initiatives are literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.”
Additional information about the foundation and its grant programs is available at www.dgliteracy.org. And at the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers will find brochures with details on how to receive a referral to a local organization for free literacy services.
The Rush City Dollar General will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and can be reached at 320-358-3174.