Dollar store nears completion, another sees repairsAs one dollar store in Superior prepares to open, another is being cleaned out. The new Dollar Tree store at 3611 Tower Ave. is expected to open by late September, according to Dollar Tree spokeswoman Shelley Davis.
By: Maria Lockwood, Superior Telegram
As one dollar store in Superior prepares to open, another is being cleaned out.
The new Dollar Tree store at 3611 Tower Ave. is expected to open by late September, according to Dollar Tree spokeswoman Shelley Davis.
“We’re excited to be coming to Superior, to be part of the community,” she said.
The 10,000 square foot store will bring approximately 15 new jobs to the community, Davis said, with the majority being part-time positions. Information and applications are available on the store website, www.dollartree.com.
Dollar Tree began as a single store in Georgia in 1986. Today, Davis said, there are 4,000 Dollar Tree stores in 48 states, including two in Duluth at the Burning Tree Plaza and the Valley Shopping Center. The Superior site will add a third Dollar Tree to the Twin Ports. The stores are stocked with a mix of merchandise from housewares and snacks to automotive products and pet supplies, and every item is $1 or less.
Next to the new store, the old Dollar Days building at 3625 Tower Ave. is being worked on. The sheetrock is being removed and the building gutted by Anderson Building & Restoration of Duluth, according to the workmen who was at the site Wednesday.
The store was one of many Dollar Days that were shuttered in 2008 due to the poor economy.
The building, which is currently by Zimmer Development Company, suffered an estimated $50,000 in water damage when water pipes to the active sprinkler system ruptured in spring 2011.
Calls to the North Carolina-based Zimmer Development Company were not returned as of press time.