NASHVILLE – Company officials announced Friday that the local Dollar Tree branch will open to the public in late May.
According to spokesperson Shelly Davis, the business, which is currently being constructed in a shopping center near Walmart on South Fourth St., plans to open its doors May 21.
“We’re very excited that we continue to grow and look forward to joining the Nashville community,” Davis said.
City construction permits issued last month indicate that workers are currently expanding the rear of the building by 900 square feet to accommodate the business, which will occupy the middle portion of the shopping center north of Pizza Hut. The Russell Cellular location currently occupying that part of the structure is relocating to its northernmost outlet, according to Code Enforcement Officer David Johnson.
Davis said the completed store will feature just under 8,000 square feet of shopping space, the average size of the company’s other 5,367 stores.
“It’s what we call our ‘sweet spot,’” she said, going on to explain that the business will offer standard consumable fare as well as ‘discretionary items’ ranging from party supplies to beauty aids and snack foods. “The store will be perfect for anyone who’s on a budget, whether it’s fixed income or like when I was in college – just anyone who wants to stretch their dollar.”
Davis said the store will employ between 12 and 13 full time workers as well as an assortment of part time employees. Those hoping to staff the outlet may apply online at dollartreeinfo.com, or visit another Dollar Tree for assistance.
The company is also constructing a store in De Queen with an expected opening date of May 7. Davis said the company does not comment on internal growth strategies, but adds about 400 stores per year to its empire.