Dollar store to close.
Goodlettsville, Tennessee-based Dollar General plans to close its location on LaVista Road in Vista Grove shopping center. The store opened in late 2010 in the former Eckerd space within the center.
The store is currently offering 10-25% select products. I say select products, as food, drink, paper goods, personal care items and seemingly anything a person would want, are all excluded from the "closing sale." Plans call for the store to close October 31st.
Last summer, Dollar General lodged a competing bid of $9.7 billion against Dollar Tree for Family Dollar. The bid was subsequently rejected by the Family Dollar board, which said it would proceed with the deal with Dollar Tree. The $9.2 billion Tree / Family merger inched closer to completion recently with news that the company has agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to private equity firm Sycamore Partners. The stores involved, spread throughout 35 states, are meant to settle an FTC complaint that the proposed merger would be anticompetitive.
Dollar General and Family Dollar, unlike Dollar Tree, offer products for multiple dollars, as opposed to a dollar.
There is reportedly no immediate replacement in Vista Grove for the Dollar General space. It would be interesting to see a convenience store like RaceTrac or QuikTrip occupy the space and make use of the abandoned gas station in the parking lot left idle from the Village Market closure nearly ten years ago.
What would you like to see open in place of Dollar General? Did you ever patronize the store? Would you like see the gas station reopened or cleared and returned as parking?
Please share your thoughts below.