Dollar General has officially opened the company’s 13,000th store in the Birmingham, AL, metropolitan area.
The Birmingham Dollar General location celebrated its opening with free $10 gift cards for the first 200 adult customers, goodie bags with complimentary samples, coffee, donuts and an official welcome by Dollar General region director Mark Nichols, Birmingham’s director of economic development Lisa Cooper and Midfield, AL mayor Gary Richardson. As part of the grand opening, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation presented a $13,000 donation to two area organizations with the Birmingham Public Library’s Powderly Branch and Oxmoor Valley Elementary School each receiving $6,500 to further literacy and education.
“This morning’s grand opening celebration commemorates a major milestone for Dollar General and reflects our unwavering commitment and dedication to providing convenience and everyday low prices to the communities we serve,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO.
The store opening is one of the planned 900 new stores in 2016 throughout the 43 states Dollar General serves, the company said.