Arbuckle shoppers will have an additional option to find products locally with the official opening of Dollar General.
A bright, yellow sign announced the store’s opening Monday, July 14th as shoppers ventured their way into the 9,000-square-foot store across the street from the Arbuckle Swimming Pool.
Located at 695 Hillgate Road in Arbuckle, Dollar General offers the convenience and value to customers by providing a focused selection of name brand items and private brands of foods, party supplies, housewares, greeting cards, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, alcoholic beverages, prepaid phones and cards, basic apparel and health and beauty products.
Some of the current seasonal items offered at the store include BBQ and camping supplies, summer swim gear, and back to school supplies.
The store comes with mixed feelings for the small community, many afraid it will interfere with other area grocery stores; however, the store does not offer a meat counter, fresh vegetables or tobacco products.
Though many customers were thrilled with the store opening.
“This is really exciting,” said a customer as she shopped with her family, “it’s great not having to leave town to get the things I need.”
Dozens of customers steady browsed and shopped throughout the store on it’s first day.
The Arbuckle Dollar General is open seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The store currently employs 9 people, according to Jose Lomeli, Store Manager.
A special grand opening event will be held on Saturday, July 19th at 8:00 a.m. where it will offer its guest prizes and special deals.