July 25, 2007
PARKER CITY — This winter, the holiday
shopping season will include another option for local residents as
Family Dollar plans to open a store here in November.
8,800-square-foot store is under construction at 122 W. Jackson St.,
along Ind. 32 in Parker City. It’s expected to open before
Thanksgiving, a company spokesman said.
"The target date is mid-November of this year — hopefully, cross our
fingers, in time for the holiday season," said Josh Braverman, public
relations manager from the company’s headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.
The metal building with its stone front is owned by The Peniel
Group of Terre Haute, and Steve Mullis, a construction manager for the
Terre Haute developer, said construction began in June.
said the store will feature a sales floor of 7,744 square feet and
include a general inventory that will include apparel, housewares, bath
items and food.
"We try to locate our stores in neighborhoods so
we are convenient. We do provide convenience. That really is our
mission (so customers can) run in, pick up a gallon of milk or a pack
The store likely will employ 5-7 workers — a
full-time store manager and assistant manager, and then others who will
work a combination of full- and part-time shifts. Interested workers
can submit applications online at www.familydollar.com.
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