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From Family Dollar to Dollar General; new store to open in San Bernardino

By in Press Enterprise on July 15, 2017

By Neil Nisperos

A former Family Dollar retail store here will be converted into a new Dollar General store later this year.

The arrival of the new store, at 1054 W. Highland Ave., is part of the Dollar General company’s recent asset acquisition of Family Dollar stores from the Dollar Express company as part of a divestiture ordered by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a press release from Dollar General.

Dollar Express’ 323 locations throughout the nation were acquired by Dollar General in April.

“We have 21 open stores in San Bernardino County,” said Crystal Ghassemi, spokeswoman for Dollar General. “The addition of this will make it 22, and with one (more store) under consideration for Phelan, this will increase our presence throughout the county.”

The new Dollar General store in San Bernardino is expected to open for business by late fall following renovation work, according to the company.

“For us, we look for places where we can offer value and convenience for our customers,” Ghassemi said. “We look forward to adding a new location within the county.”

The new Dollar General store will feature a new layout and expanded offerings, according to the company. The company expects to employ 6 to 10 employees, depending on the needs of the store, according to the release.

Dollar General sells name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items, basic clothing, as well as an assortment of packaged foods, refrigerated foods and frozen foods.

“It’s good that instead of the location just being closed, it’s being made into a Dollar General, which is very similar to a Family Dollar, and it will allow families in the area to keep having the convenience of a local discount store,” said regional real estate expert Brad Umansky, president of the Rancho Cucamonga-based commercial real estate firm […]    

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