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Dollar General to get new building

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Photo by Clover Birdsell Heavy steel beams were unloaded by construction equipment at the site of the new Dollar General store in Salem. The foundation had been poured. An official Grand Opening date has not been establish as of the beginning of October.
Dollar General stores are commonplace throughout the Ozark Foothills and beyond. Locations are open in Salem, Horseshoe Bend, Ash Flat, Highland, Melbourne and Thayer.

A new Dollar General store will be opening in Salem, Ark. It will be located on Highway 9/395 next to the Salem Square. The store will have 9,014 total square feet, said Emily Weiss, media relations manager for Dollar General Corporation in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Construction has been contracted for the building through Mike Rozier Construction Company Inc. of Greenwood, Miss.

"The new store will feature a layout that makes shopping simpler for customers," Weiss said. "Some of its highlights include: convenient cash register locations away from the entryway, seasonal products featured in the center of the store, coolers at the front of the store and more visible department signage."

Dollar General Corporation has not established a grand opening date for the store as of Oct. 2, Weiss said.

The new Dollar General will offer customers name-brand and private label merchandise such as health and beauty products, cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal goods, basic clothing, packaged food products, refrigerated foods like dairy products and lunch meat, and frozen food, Weiss said.

"The majority of our products are priced at $10 or less, with approximately 25 percent of the products priced at $1 or less," she said.

Dollar General supports literacy and education. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their GED can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that they can mail in for referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services. Dollar General also gives back through grants to community organizations. More information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs is available at www.dollargeneral.com, Weiss said.

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Did anyone notice where the new Dollar General is being built? The piece of property that this building site is located on floods. Just after the initial grade was done, we had heavy rains and the place that was graded was under water. The equipment came in and was moving the clay mud around to try and keep the mud off of the main grade. After that more fill was brought in to raise the grade. The problem is that this area has consistently flooded the last few years every time there are heavy rains. The water comes not only from the run off but also the creek behind the lot. When the creek rises too much, the little park behind there floods too. I can't imagine why anybody would build there without a contingency plan for the run off water, and in the event the creek goes over it's banks. Anyone around construction should know that when you have that much water without a culvert or appropriate drainage, anything built on top is going to settle. Even with all that extra fill that was brought in, over time it's going to make the foundation sink and/or crack. The land must have been cheap.

-- Posted by goatgirl on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 10:33 PM

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