Dollar General to Hold Grand Opening on Saturday

Alex Cantatore|

Turlock's new Dollar General store will officially open its doors to the public at 8 a.m. Saturday, with a grand opening celebration full of free prizes and special deals.

The first 50 adult shoppers at the new 2641 Geer Rd. location, the former site of Hollywood Video, will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card. Additionally, the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag.

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.

“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,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Turlock customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

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. Work started on the store in September, with a soft-opening occurring in late November.

Dollar General also operates 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 employs 40 people.

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

The retailer also supports literacy and education in its communities. Brochures at every cash register offer information on learning to read, speak English, or earn a General Education Diploma. Since its 1993 inception, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $85 million to nonprofit organizations, and has helped more than 4.9 million people.

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.

To apply for a job at Dollar General, visit www.dollargeneral.com.

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