NEW WATERFORD - The Dollar General Store at 46837 S. State St. will hold a grand opening Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.
The company said the store will offer New Waterford residents a convenient place to shop for everyday essential at low prices. Manager Rick Titus said he's excited and the New Waterford people have been "really friendly."
The first 50 adult shoppers through the check-out will receive a $10 gift card and the first 200 shoppers through the checkout will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.
The New Waterford Dollar General store is set for a grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday. The store is located at 46837 state Route 46 (South State Street). From left, Kyle Linger of Negley, a sales associate; Rick Titus, manager; and Dala Schneider, lead sales associate. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)
Dan Nieser, Dollar General's senior vice president of real estate and store development, said, "Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products. We hope our New Waterford customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General's new location."
Titus said the store had a "soft opening" on Feb. 23.
"Without even announcing we were open we had a pretty good group of people," he said, adding a new sign will be placed at the street the drive will receive another coat of asphalt. He explained that prior to the soft opening there was an eight-day burst of activity when shelves were assembled and products distributed in the store with the help of sister store employees.
"An outside crew set up the shelving," he said, it was pretty efficient. The store has a total footprint of 9,339 square feet and 7,212 square feet of retail floor space.
Dollar General stores are open every day except Christmas and close early on Christmas Eve and they close early on Thanksgiving day. The company said, the stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products.
The store's layout is designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, departments are easily recognizable with visible signage and coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.
The New Waterford stores employs seven associates.
For more information, call 330-964-0632. Anyone interested in joining the Dollar General team may visit the Career section at www.dollargeneral.com.