From the Jan. 22, 2014 Newspaper
By Chip Jones
A new Family Dollar store moved from rumor to reality quite quickly in Richland. Last winter, there was talk about the new store being built and after several rounds of negotiations with land owners and the city, a foundation is being laid and the store is taking shape on Nicholson Street just off Highway 520.
Family Dollar Community Affairs Specialist Cliff Cermak told The Journal that the company’s goal is to provide customers with value and convenience in easy-to-shop locations. A second store is being built concurrently in Buena Vista, as was previously reported in The Journal.
“We have a smaller format than grocery stores, so we
can build stores closer to where our customers live,” Cermak told The Journal. “With that said, we’re excited to bring stores to Richland and Buena Vista, Ga., and we hope customers enjoy these new locations.”
Family Dollar’s typical layout is 7,500 sq. feet. The stores have a great assortment of food, including refrigerated and frozen foods, health and beauty products, apparel for men, women and children, home décor, household goods and great seasonal assortments, all at everyday low prices, he added.
The stores in Richland and Buena Vista both have openings planned for early spring according to Cermak. Bobby Swanwick, construction superintendent for Scherer Construction of North Florida, LLC, told The Journal that construction is planned for completion in mid-March at both locations, as long as weather delays don’t interfere with progress.
Cermak asked that The Journal “stay tuned for more information on grand openings and ribbon cuttings for both locations.”
Each Family Dollar store employs 8 to 10 team members. The company looks to hire from within the communities they serve and strives to be a great neighborhood partner. To apply for in-store positions, please log onto www.familydollar.com and search the “careers” section.
The first Family Dollar store was opened in Charlotte, N.C., in 1959 with the goal of providing families with value and convenience. This hasn’t changed in more than 53 years, Cermak asserts. Today, more than 8,000 stores in 46 states in rural and urban markets serve their local neighborhoods.