News Update!!: Needles, CA: Soft Opening and Grand Opening confirmed for new Dollar General store.


News Update!!: Needles, CA: Soft Opening and Grand Opening confirmed for new Dollar General store.

ZachNews can confirmed by Dollar General and the City of Needles that both a soft opening and grand opening is set for the new Dollar General store, located off of J Street and Hospitality Lane, in Needles, California.

Dollar General management and store crews as well as Needles City Manager Rick Daniels confirmed to ZachNews that a soft opening of the new Dollar General store will happen this weekend, either on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 or Sunday, October 23rd, 2016.

Just moments ago, ZachNews received an email from Crystal Ghassemi, APR Dollar General Corporation Corporate Communications, regarding the grand opening for the new Dollar General store will be at 8:00am PT on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 as well as more details about the new Dollar General store in Needles, California.

“I can tell you we are planning an official grand opening celebration on November 5 beginning at 8 a.m. When choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority. The company looks for places where we can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice. We know convenience is a major factor in our customers’ shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or 10 minute drive. We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration,” said Crystal Ghassemi, APR Dollar General Corporation Corporate Communications adding, “Dollar General sells quality name-brand and private label merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. We also sell an assortment of packaged foods, as well as some refrigerated foods and frozen foods. Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on basic merchandise as part of its mission of Serving Others.”

Crystal Ghassemi also tells ZachNews about employment at the new Dollar General store in Needles, California saying,”The store will employ approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store.”

Anyone interested in joining one of America’s fastest-growing retailers may apply for available positions online at:

“Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $127 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 7.9 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.”

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit:

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports customers interested in learning how to read, speak English or earn their high school equivalency test. At the cash register of every Dollar General store, customers may pick up a brochure with a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for a referral to a local organization that offers free literacy services.

As for if there will be any specials or giveaways welcoming customers during either the soft opening or grand opening of the new Dollar General store, Crystal Ghassemi tells ZachNews, “The soft opening will be just that—an opportunity to open the store to the community. The grand opening will offer $10 gift cards to the first 50 adult customers and a goodie bag to the first 200 customers.”
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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

On Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez captured on camera a large Dollar General store truck moving in things into the new Dollar General store.

The new signs and shelves for the new Dollar General store have already been installed and set up in the last few days.

People working on stocking the new Dollar General store were seen stocking up the shelves with store merchandise well alert crews, also happy for this weekend’s soft opening, are getting security system finish.

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

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