</ins>

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

Meta

Archive for the ‘Dollar General’ tag

Dollar General, 4045 West Beltline Boulevard: late September 2019   no comments

Posted at 11:34 pm in closing

p1450250_tn.jpg

p1600243_tn.jpg

p1600240_tn.jpg

p1600241_tn.jpg

p1600242_tn.jpg

p1600246_tn.jpg

p1600247_tn.jpg

As you can see in the first picture above, barely, and only if you click-through, the closing of PIggly Wiggly and the opening of Roses in that space left Edens Plaza with two discount stores literally right next to each other. In the event, it looks like Dolar General has decided the situation wasn't tenable and closed shop. Of course, this also aligns with their current strategy of moving away from strip-mall stores to stand-alone locations, so I wouldn't be surprised if that were a factor as well.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Dollar General, 5131 Lower Richland Boulevard: May 2019 (Moved)   2 comments

Posted at 11:10 pm in closing

p1590107_tn.jpg

p1590104_tn.jpg

p1590105_tn.jpg

p1590108_tn.jpg

p1590106_tn.jpg

I like Dollar General well enough. It's kind of like a slightly down-market drugstore without a pharmacy, and can be easier to zip in and out of than a Wallgreen's and much easier than a Walmart. I'm not sure what the problem here was. It could be that they just want to build a freestanding store in the area as that is what most of their new stores are, and the area is building up. On the other hand, maybe it's not built up enough and they weren't making any money. (In other words: I don't know!).

There are some good exterior and interior pictures of the store in operation here.

(Hat tip to commenter badger)

UPDATE 12 June 2019 -- Adding "Moved" to the post title as it turns out this Dollar General has moved to a new freestanding store per the comments.

UPDATE 11 July 2019 -- Here is the freestanding new location around the corner:

p1590191_tn.jpg

Dollar General, 7949 Broad River Road: 2016 (moved)   2 comments

Posted at 12:31 am in closing

p1420485_tn.jpg

p1420486_tn.jpg

p1420487_tn.jpg

Also in Friarsgate Plaza across from the currently closing Bi-Lo was this Dollar General.

They list in the February 2017 phonebook, and have a Yelp review from 15 April 2017, so I'm going to say they probably moved around May of 2017. The new, freestanding, location is 7812 Broad River Road which is a bit closer to I-26 exit 101 and on the other side of the road.

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

UPDATE 20 June 2017: Changing the closing date from May 2017 to "2016" based on the comments. The phonebook is apparently wrong.

Written by ted on June 16th, 2017

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Dollar General, 901 State Street: February 2012   6 comments

Posted at 1:28 am in closing

I was very surprised to hear that Dollar General had pulled out of Parkland Plaza. I guess that's because I think of the chain as downscale but savvy: A Dollar General store isn't going to be brim-full of high margin items, but they seem to know their customer base and to be quite competent at what they do.

I do know that in some places (such as Pawleys Island) they have pulled a store out of an underperforming strip mall to re-open it nearby as a standalone building, but I don't think that is the case here -- though certainly factoring together this pullout with the recent Hi-Lites pullout, Parkland Plaza has to be marked as underperforming..

(Hat tip to commenter Andrew)

Written by ted on March 29th, 2012

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

</ins>

Tags

Recently Updated Posts

Blogroll