Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Family Dollar to open Sebree location

by Matt Hughes
J-E News Editor
According to Cliff Cermak, Community Affairs Specialist with the Family Dollar Corporation, the North Carolina-based retailer plans to open a new Sebree location later this year.
“Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot I can give you on when construction will begin, but we can say that the store will be opening in late Spring 2014,” Cermak said. “In March we should have a better idea of the grand opening date.”
The new store is expected to be built on a lot at the corner of Highway 41 North and Highway 56, former location of a restaurant that burned last year.
During the last year the retail chain has moved from being located in strip malls to a “stand alone” image, as can be seen at the new Providence and Madisonville locations. That new image includes an expansion of products and services to what the store once offered.
“We are very excited to bring the Sebree community this new Family Dollar store,” said Cermak. “You’re going to find a wide variety of merchandise in our stores—from food, including frozen and refrigerated foods; health and beauty products; apparel for men, women and children; great home d├ęcor; seasonal merchandise and much more, all at everyday low prices. Plus, we carry all the same national brands as grocery and drug stores—Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, Tide, etc.—and at prices typically lower than groceries and drug stores.”
The first Family Dollar store opened in Charlotte, NC in 1959. 21-year-old Leon Levine believed he could offer his customers a variety of high-quality, good value merchandise for under $2.
“The basis was providing families with value and convenience,” Cermak said. “This hasn’t changed in over 54 years. Today, we have more than 8,000 stores in 46 states in rural and urban markets alike. Regardless of location, our stores provide value and convenience to customers in easy-to-shop neighborhood locations.”

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