News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding the Dollar Tree Store.

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News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding the Dollar Tree Store.

Almost a month since news broke that Dollar Tree Store in Needles, California was closing during a Needles Planning Commission Meeting, ZachNews has the latest information regarding the Dollar Tree Store that was discussed during the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

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Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams talked with Dollar Tree well attending the International Council of Shopping Centers (I.C.S.C.)’s Western Conference and Deal Making held from Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 and Friday, September 18th, 2015 in San Diego, California.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams tells members of the Needles City Council and the public, “And we had a chance to – on the last day – got to meet with Dollar Tree. They have combined with Family Dollar and they recently merged, and they said  that the Needles store; there’s been no discussion or determination yet from management on what they’re going to do with the store. It’s open for business and it will be as far as they know, That is all they can give us at this time. There’s been no determination on rather they’re gonna close it or if they’re gonna re-branding it; we talked with them about making it a Family Dollar so we can have more groceries and everything in it so they haven’t made a determination yet on that.”

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles City Council: 9-22-2015: Council Request.

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ZachNews has repeatedly contacted the management, cooperate office, or headquarters of Dollar Tree in Chesapeake, Virginia have gonna nothing but an email dated Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 saying, “Thank you for your interest in Dollar Tree. Your email has been forwarded to the appropriate department.”

Management at the Dollar Tree Store in Needles, California has not made any comments denying the reports of the store closing which all came front and forward almost a month ago during a public meeting.

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During a public hearing regarding the Dollar General Store at the Needles Planning Commission Meeting held on Monday, August 24th, 2015, Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey tells public that the Dollar Tree Store in Needles, California is closing.

Jan Paget, wife of City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget, was talking about the Dollar Tree and what happened when the 99 Cents Only store came in to Needles, California.

Jan Paget said, “When we had the Dollar Tree; great store, lots of people out there, everybody used it. Then we get 99 Cent Store, well Dollar Tree is practically out of business now. I don’t know how many people go by there but there’s hardly any cars…”

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That’s when Jan Paget was interrupted by Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey who said, “They are closing”.

Jan Paget asked Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey if Dollar Tree Store is closing and Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey nodded yes.

This shocked some of the people in attendance, well other people were not surprised and knew that this was going to happen someday.

Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey never made any corrections or said it was just a rumor during or after the Needles Planning Commission Meeting.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles Planning Commission: 8-24-2015: Agenda Item #6(B):

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After the news broke of Dollar Tree Store closing, many residents and business weren’t surprise of the sad news as they already knew about the Dollar Tree Store closing from employees and management days and months before Needles Planning Commission Member Debra Downey said it.

Reaction from City of Needles Officials have been mix with some Needles City Council Members saying “Yes” they’re confirmed to be closing and some Needles City Council Members saying it’s not a confirmed decision.

During a Needles City Council, Needles Public Utility Authority, and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency Meeting held on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 2 members of the Needles City Council briefly commented about the reported Dollar Tree Store closure during a public hearing over a new Dollar General Store in Needles, California.

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Needles City Council Member Louise Evans saying yes they are closing “the dollar store on the east end, it is closing. That’s been previous confirmed” and Needles City Council Member Shawn Gudmundson say no “I have not been able to confirm that Dollar Tree is closing, there has been nothing publicly out there from there company on record of closing that store – because it’s in negotiations with a merger with another Dollar Tree as we speak.”

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

– Needles City Council: 9-8-2015: Agenda Item #3.

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City of Needles Officials are seeming to be all over the place when it comes down to if the Dollar Tree Store is or is not closing with Needles City Manager Rick Daniels says it’s not closing by corporate, but wouldn’t provide a name or contact, and Needles City Vice Mayor Jeff Williams saying that its was closing within 90 days.

ZachNews has repeatedly and will continue to ask Dollar Tree on if the Dollar Tree Store is closing, not closing, or re-branding.

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story. **

 

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