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Family Dollar to open July 12

Grangeville store will employ about 10 permanent workers

Interior work was under way Tuesday, May 22, at the former King’s store.

Photo by David Rauzi
Interior work was under way Tuesday, May 22, at the former King’s store.

— Trucks buzzing in and out, lights on at all hours. What’s going on at the former King’s Discount Store Building off US Highway 95 in Grangeville?

“We’re moving in,” laughed David Marsey, Boise, district manager for Family Dollar.

Marsey said Family Dollar gutted the building and moved all their shelving and accessories in and made some other cosmetic changes.

“We will use half the building – I don’t know what will be in the other half,” he said.

Grangeville’s King’s, which Marsey said was actually one of the top performing King’s Stores in Idaho, opened in 2001 and closed in 2017, affecting 17 employees. King’s had 21 locations, mainly in Idaho, but also in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana, which were all closed.

Family Dollar in Grangeville will open July 12, Marsey said.

“We’re really excited – this is a great location and we cannot wait to be part of the community,” he added.

Family Dollar will hold a hiring fair Tuesday, June 5, at the Idaho Department of Labor, 158 East Main St., Suite 1A, Grangeville; 208-983-0440.

“We are looking to start with about 20 people for our set up and opening, which takes about 10 days,” Marsey explained. From there, two assistant managers will be chosen and then eight to 10 permanent workers will be hired.

Marsay said a manager is “nearly locked in now.”

The store will be open seven days a week, with hours most likely from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Family Dollar Stores carry automotive, baby care, beauty supplies, celebration (décor, plates, napkins), cleaning essentials, electronics, family apparel, food and beverages, games, gift cards, grilling supplies, hardware, health care products, home décor, household products, mobile phones, outdoor items, pet care, school supplies and toys.

Family Dollar has been in business for 50 years and is owned by Dollar Tree. In 2012, Family Dollar had 7,442 stores open throughout the United States. In Idaho, there are 46 Family Dollar Stores with the closest to Grangeville being new stores in both Orofino and New Meadows.

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