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Family Dollar Store Under Construction on Panola Road

The new store is slated to open by the end of the year, the company says. Stores typically hire 8-10 people.

A Family Dollar store is under construction on Panola Road across the lot from the shopping center where J.R. Crickets is located.

The store is scheduled to open by the end of the year, a spokeswoman with the discount retailer told Patch.

Family Dollar stores on average hire 8-10 team members and are about 8,000 square feet, said Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for the Matthews, N.C.-based company.

Once open, the new store will replace the existing store nearby at 2657 Panola Rd., Winburn said.

The new Family Dollar will be less than a mile away from the Lou Walker Senior Center and less than two miles from DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale.

It's been almost a year since which has a Lithonia address but is across from Berean Christian Church, which has an unincorporated Stone Mountain address.

Check back with Patch for updates on the new Family Dollar.

Henry Louis Adams September 27, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Isn't there already a family dollar store there? Are they closing the existing one? This is becoming family dollar city over here.
Leslie Johnson September 27, 2012 at 01:20 PM
I think there's a Dollar General or something similar down the street, and Family Dollar did move into an old Eckerd location at the corner of Young and Panola last year. I'm still wondering when and where Dollar Tree will open up another location.
Stacy L September 27, 2012 at 03:17 PM
I think there's alread a Dollar Tree, near the Dollar General, across from Aldi and Kroger. As for the Family Dollar at Young and Panola, that store is not easy to turn into for most people, except for the armed robbers who seem to have decided they like that location
Mrs. B September 27, 2012 at 10:11 PM
@ Henry Louis Adams.....There is a Family Dollar on that strip (on the other side of that Day Care). Family Dollar is taking over. LOL
Henry Louis Adams September 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM
@ Mrs. B I know right! What in the world is happening. There will be 2 family dollars on Panola, One on the Corner of Rockbridge and Stone Mountain, Lithonia Road and also one at Redan and South Hairston. Not to forget the one on the Corner of Young Road and Panola. Now that is a bit much. Family Dollar needs to donate some of those proceeds into the community. I am in awe at how they can get away with so many in such a short distance.
Leslie Johnson September 27, 2012 at 10:47 PM
I've put in a call to the Family Dollar spokesperson about what's going to happen to the store on Panola that's a stone's throw away from the new location.
Leslie Johnson September 28, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Hi everyone, I heard back from Family Dollar. Once the new store is up and open, the other one nearby at 2657 Panola will close.
Angela Smith October 01, 2012 at 01:01 PM
This is ridiculous. If you'll notice, they only put up the "dollar-type" stores on our side of town. There are no such stores in Buckhead and only one in Midtown. We need to start protesting this type of behavior. It only drops the property value of our homes. Get real, people. What does Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, etc. have to offer our community?
cgeraldjr October 07, 2012 at 01:47 AM
i believe they are closing the existing family dollar store in the former save rite shopping center at panola and salem road location.
Stacy L October 10, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Perhaps, if enough of us think what Family Dollar is doing is not good for this community, we could work together with other neighborhoods and learn from their experiences in holding this company accountable. Family Dollar stores are criticized for: • saturating and tainting the look of the community • not maintaining standards • not adequately contributing to the local community Here is a video that shows how another metro community is working to hold Family Dollar accountable: http://cascade.patch.com/articles/video-residents-gather-to-hear-councilmembers-plans-for-stopping-new-family-dollar-stores#video-11649680
Yvonne October 20, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Why do they think we need another Family Dollar. Do they think we can not afford anything costing more than a dollar ? It appears they are saying we can not afford quality.
A October 29, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I agree Angela, These stores always seem to be in our neighborhoods. We need to demand more higher end stores. This would never happen in North Fulton Alpharetta area. We are not Low Budget people and do not need all of these low budget stores...
A October 29, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thats exactly what they are saying.. We as a community need to come together. They always seem to put the billboards advertisint strip clubs and liquor stores in our areas also.

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