A former Family Dollar store location on Buena Vista Road in Columbus is now being converted to a Dollar General following a major acquisition earlier this year.
Goodlettsville, Tenn.-based Dollar General said Wednesday that the one-time Family Dollar location at 4328 Buena Vista Road should be open by late fall after its renovation is completed. It will employ between six and 10 people, with jobs available at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.
The transition from Family Dollar to Dollar General follows the latter’s purchase earlier this year of 323 stores in 36 states from private equity firm Sycamore Partners, the owner of Charlotte, N.C.-based Dollar Express LLC. Sycamore bought Dollar Express in 2015 from Charlotte-based Family Dollar, which divested the chain after itself had been acquired by Virginia-based Dollar Tree for about $9.1 billion. Sycamore also bought the Belk department store chain in 2015.
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Dollar General said Wednesday that under its format shoppers “will enjoy a fresh layout, complete with expanded offerings.” As of early May, the company operated about 13,600 stores in 44 states.
The budget-priced retailer is now working to finish a new Dollar General at 3747 Gentian Blvd. in Columbus, at the corner of Gentian and Reese Road, not far from Peachtree Mall.
The addition of the Gentian Boulevard and Buena Vista Road stores will give Dollar General 22 locations in Columbus, Phenix City and the Smiths Station area. If you look a little farther north into Harris County and south of Columbus, the total tops 30 locations.
It was nearly a year ago that Dollar General announced its 13,000th store opening in Birmingham, Ala. It has been growing rapidly, with the company last October saying it was hiring an additional 10,000 workers to support its expansion.