MILLEDGEVILLE — The Milledgeville Dollar Tree store on North Columbia Street is nearing completion of its expansion next door into the former Sylvia’s Grille restaurant.
The store is expanding by 2,400 square feet and is expected to be complete and open for customers to shop in early September.
“The store is expanding from 7,600 square feet to 10,000 square feet; that’s our sweet spot,” said Shelle Davis, a Dollar Tree spokesperson. “You can expect to find in this store everything you would normally see in any other Dollar Tree, except see a larger variety. And it’s going to have that wow factor as well.”
Dollar Tree’s four foundation categories of items — seasonal, party, food and snack, and health and beauty — will still be stocked on shelves, but with a much larger variety of options.
“We’re getting freezers and coolers in the store, so we’re very excited that we’ll be able to offer more value and more savings to our customers,” Davis said. “We have an ever-changing assortment of items.”
Milledgeville resident Sharon Ingram and her great granddaughter Ale Taylor, 2, stopped by the store Tuesday while in the company of Ingram’s best friend Brenda Kitchens.
“I’m come to shop here frequently. I’m very excited about the expansion; that’s very good news,” Ingram said. “Now I can come to one place for everything I need.”
“It’s going to be very convenient at reasonable prices,” Kitchens added while shopping for cleaning supplies. “We won’t have to travel far to get everything we need.”
Located in the Walmart shopping center off North Columbia Street, the local Dollar Tree is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Dollar Tree’s business concept dates back since 1986, with its first store in Dalton. The company continued to grow and has been publicly traded since 1995. In 2006, Dollar Tree celebrated its 20th year of retailing at a $1 price point and opened its 3,000th store. Two years later, the company earned a place in the Fortune 500, with the number 1 performing stock in the entire Fortune 500 for 2008.
“We’re extremely excited to continue to grow and be part of the community,” Davis said, “and provide value and service to customers.”
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