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Dollar General Planned for Hollywood Video Site

Alex Cantatore|

Turlock isn't just getting a Dollar General Market. Turlock will soon be home to a traditional Dollar General, store officials have confirmed to TurlockCityNews.com.

The former site of Turlock's Hollywood Video, at the corner of Geer Road and Minnesota Avenue, will be redeveloped into the Dollar General store.

Dollar General sells frequently used consumer goods, like health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares, seasonal items, and some food and snacks. The store is akin to a scaled-down Walmart.

According to Dan MacDonald, the Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Dollar General, the 7,000 square-foot store will employ six to ten people. The store is scheduled for a soft opening in late November, and a grand opening in early December, he said.

Dollar General announced in June that it will open a Dollar General Market in the former site of Turlock's Sam's Food City, 965 Lander Ave. Dollar General Markets incorporate a full-service grocery section along with consumer goods, like a smaller Walmart Supercenter. The 17,000 square-foot Turlock store will employ 40 people, and is expected to open this winter.

The Tennessee-based Dollar General operates more than 10,000 stores in 40 U.S. states – more than any other retailer in America.

Dollar General first entered the California market about two years ago. The chain came to the Turlock area in April 2012, when a Dollar General Market opened on Lander Avenue in Hilmar.

Comments 3

  1. Wow says:

    The Dollar General was supposed to go in the old Sam’s Food City building, but apparently that part of Turlock was determined to be WAYYYY to ghetto & dangerous, so they opted for a less obscene location. Not that Turlock needs another dollar store or other low-rent establishment dragging it down. Now the dirty Turlock Tweekers will probably take over the Sam’s Food City building like they did the old cheese factory & eventually burn it down, as the cheese factory was burned down. Economic Redevelopment!

  2. Shamwow says:

    They are still opening the one in the Sam’s building genius. The problem here is that small family owned businesses are being pushed out due to terrible legislature. Obamacare combined with an unfriendly tax code has helped to ruin another employer that employed many people that were happy with their jobs and replaced it with a large chain with lower wages and less benefits.

  3. guest says:

    The Dollar General on Lander is now open for us low-rent people… and it’s not a “dollar” store… and the Turlock Tweekers didn’t take it over… and sam’s food city was not pushed out because of terrible legislation… i worked there. You know I rather live in the ghetto then around you two hurtful and ignorant commentators. Thanks for posting you thoughts, now go back on to your face book pages and post more of your insightful feelings.

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