PENFIELD — Shoppers in Penfield wanting to hit the aisles of their new Dollar General store will have to wait a while.
Currently under construction, the new store in Penfield won’t have its grand opening until next year.
“I’m excited to let you know that Dollar General is currently under construction on a new location on Bennetts Valley Highway in Penfield, Pa.,” said Dollar General spokesperson Angela Petkovic, when asked for comment. “At this time, a grand opening is slated for late summer 2018, but understand that construction progress may alter this date.”
The site for the proposed building is a short distance from the Huston Township building, on the same side of the road.
At their last meeting, township supervisors approved a PennSafe inspection permit for Sekula Sign Corp. to put up the Dollar General sign.
Last week, excavation work was taking place at the location.
In addition, Petkovic provided some information about the store’s planned workforce.
She noted that the store will have approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store.
Petkovic also explained how Dollar General selects its locations for stores.
“When choosing store locations, meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority,” she said. “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.”
According to a news release, “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.”