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Dollar General to host grand opening

Ironton’s Dollar General store will have a grand opening celebration Saturday for its new location on Third Street.

The grand opening celebration will begin at 8 a.m. at the store, which recently moved to the 500 block of South Third Street from its former location at 103 S. Third St.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a well-edited assortment of merchandise, great prices and an updated store design,” said Gayle Aertker, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our Ironton customers will continue to enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

The new building had been vacant since CVS moved from it in October 2010. The store has been open a few days before its official grand opening.

Dollar General’s new location features a fresh layout store officials say is designed to make shopping easier and simpler for customers.

Some of the store’s new features include seasonal products featured in the center of the store, easily recognizable departments with visible signage and coolers that are more conveniently located at the front of the store.