A new Dollar General

Opening day is approaching; grand-opening celebration Dec. 2

Dollar General’s new store, 12403 Kingston Pike near the intersection with Old Stage Road, is tentatively set to open Saturday morning, Nov. 11.
Farragut’s new Dollar General Store is nearly complete, possibly opening as early as this weekend — though store officials can’t guarantee an exact day.

The new location at 12403 Kingston Pike, just north of Old Stage Road, has been under construction since early August.

Angela Petkovic of Dollar General Corp.’s public relations department said while the store may be open as early as this Saturday, Nov. 11, “the ability to do so on that timeline may be subject to final store preparations.”

The company is planning a grand-opening celebration for the new Farragut store beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, Petkovic said.

Its present location in the former Ingles shopping center has been serving the Farragut community since 2004.

Petkovic said all current Farragut Dollar General Store employees will be transferring to the new store.

Making its stores accessible to its client base is a driving force of the company’s corporate vision.

“When choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority,” Petkovic said. “The company looks for places where we can offer an easy and convenient shopping choice.

“We know convenience is a major factor in our customers’ shopping decisions, as we generally serve customers within a three to five-mile radius, or a 10-minute drive,” she added.

“We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration.”

Dollar General Stores, headquartered in Goodlettsville,

has more than 14,000 stores in

43 states, according to its

website.

The stores sell quality name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, food items, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationary, seasonal items and basic clothing.

Additionally, Dollar General Corp.’s supports literacy and education through its Dollar General Literacy Foundation, awarding grants within a 20-mile radius of its stores or distribution centers that support adult, family, summer andyouth literacy programs, Petkovic said.