Starting at 5 p.m. Sunday, the Dollar General store in Imperial closed for a four-day remodeling project. Twelve workers were brought in by Dollar General, and along with the local store employees, were scheduled to have the work completed for reopening Thursday morning. (Johnson Publications photo)
Facelift at Dollar General to be finished Thursday
Shoppers walking into Imperial’s Dollar General on East 5th Street will be greeted with some bright yellow walls.
A new interior paint job designed to match the colors of Dollar General’s yellow and black signage is just one of the aspects of a four-day remodeling project that started Sunday.
A crew of 12 brought on site by Dollar General plus the local employees have completed a lot of remodeling in four short days.
Local Store Manager Jeff Bohlen said they would reopen for business at 8 a.m. today (Thursday).
In addition to the new interior paint that replaces the former white walls, the checkout counters have been moved to the southwest side of the store, where the frozen food and coolers were, instead of right inside the entrance. They are also increasing the two checkouts to three, Bohlen said.
The coolers and frozen food section, which is being enlarged, is being moved to the east side of the store, he added.
When they reopen, shoppers will also see a more concise grouping of products, many of which have been relocated to different areas of the store.
Also, the entire floor in the building has been stripped with a new coat of wax put down throughout.
Dollar General opened its Imperial store in 2002. It has 7,600 square feet of sales floor and office space.