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Grand opening of new Dollar General in Lehigh is Oct. 15

October 10, 2011
Special To The Citizen , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Shoppers in Lehigh Acres have a new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices. Dollar General recently opened another new store at 360 Dallas St. and is having a grand opening celebration Saturday, October 15 at 8 a.m., according to spokeswoman Rebecca Sanders.

The site is located on the southeast corner of Lee Blvd. and Dallas St., 1.5 miles east of State Route 82. It is about three blocks east of Alvin Avenue and Westgate Blvd. Lee Boulevard is a major east-west traffic commercial artery connecting Fort Myers with Lehigh Acres.

At the grand opening event, customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes, Sanders said. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

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New Dollar General in Lehigh

The new store features a fresh layout, designed to make shopping simple for customers. Seasonal products are displayed in the center of the store, and departments are easily recognizable with visible signage, Sanders said. Coolers are conveniently located at the front of the store.

Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of national brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health and beauty care products, Sanders said.

The store employs approximately six to 10 people. And, anyone interested in applying for a job at Dollar General will find more information and a job application at in the Career Center.

Sanders says Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise. The store is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education, she said.

At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or get their General Education Diploma (GED) can pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.

In 1993, the company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which has awarded more than $50 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 2.8 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.



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