Construction of Dollar General begins

Posted October 7, 2018 at 10:39 pm

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By Julie Ann Madden

The wondering and waiting to see if Dollar General would actually be coming to Akron is over.

Last week, the dirt work began at 302 Hwy 12 North, which is the location of their new store site.

At this time, a grand opening is slated for Spring 2019, but understand that construction progress may alter this date, said Dollar General spokesperson Angela Petkovic.

When choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority, she said. The company looks for places where we can offer customers 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 10-minute drive. We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration.

The store is expected to provide area customers with approximately 7,300 sales floor square feet and will employ approximately 6 to 10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in joining one of America’s fastest-growing retailers may apply for available positions online at

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