Dollar General on US Hwy 601 in final stages

Published 12:05 am Saturday, March 12, 2016

By Amanda Raymond

The Dollar General in the Franklin township is in its final construction stages, says a Dollar General spokesperson.

A new Dollar General store will be opening at 5150 US Hwy. 601. Crystal Ghassemi, a Dollar General spokesperson, said the store could be celebrating its grand opening in mid April.

The building is about 9,000 square feet with more than 7,200 sales floor square footage, Ghassemi said in an email.

Ghassemi said convenience is an important factor for the company when looking for a new location.

“We know convenience is a major factor in our customers’ shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or ten minute drive,” she said.

The company also looks at demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns.

Through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the company supports literacy and education in local communities. The foundation awards about $12 million every year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. The foundation also helps those who want to learn how to read, speak English or get a GED.

Ghassemi said the store will employ six to 10 employees, depending on the needs of the store. Interested individuals can apply for available positions online at

Contact reporter Amanda Raymond at 704-797-4222.