There is a new addition to the Dollar Tree family in Memphis. Dollar Tree was built on the concept off of selling hundreds of everyday items for $1. The newest store opened its doors about 2 weeks ago at the intersection of Sam Copper and Tillman.
The mission of the company per website:
Dollar Tree, Inc. is a customer-oriented, value-driven variety store operating at a one dollar price point.
I had a moment to stop in and check it out. It definitely has the brand new smell and feel. The store is still fully stocked and nice and clean. They have tons of brand name items, such as Dawn, Hefty and Dove just to name a few.
In 2015 demolition crews knocked down an apartment complex at the corner of Sam Cooper Boulevard and Tillman Street.The area in which the store is built is slated to have more additions coming soon. There is a Save-A-Lot Grocery set to open and a few other bay stores. Save-A-Lot is the anchor tenant for the Binghampton Grocery Center. It is reported that the Save-A-Lot will create 30 new jobs.
In addition, there will be a job training program instituted to serve Binghampton residents. Even though a Kroger is 1.5 miles away in Poplar Plaza, 27 percent of Binghamton households have no vehicle, Gray has said.
“The lack of availability to groceries with good food at affordable prices is a challenge in many parts of our city,” says Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland. 27% of Binghamton residents don’t have a car.
I am happy to see the growth in the area. I am excited that this being job opportunities to the Memphis market.