The Dollar General store in downtown Salina is about to move and upgrade

Dollar General announced Thursday that its downtown Salina store is set to relocate this summer and transition to a new market format.

The store will move to 511 E. Iron Ave. from its current location on South Santa Fe Avenue. Dollar General said that in addition to the relocation, it plans to offer the first DG Market format in Kansas, featuring meats and fresh produce as well as dry goods and supplies.

“We are excited to expand our offerings to Salina residents through our upcoming relocation, which includes the first DG Market in Sunflower State,” said Matthew Simonsen, senior vice president of real estate and business development. stores at Dollar General, in a statement.

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Simonsen said Dollar General is working with Blue Beacon, a local developer, on the new location, which was most recently a Fresh Market store.

“Bringing the DG Market format to Salina aims to serve the community with affordable access to household essentials and healthier foods through a convenient location,” Simonsen explained. “We look forward to expanding our offerings in Saline County (and) providing the community with closer access to fresh, healthier food and a convenient location to purchase the items they want and need. at everyday low prices.”

Dollar General said that in addition to national and private label products, the revamped Salina location will feature the company’s new trending decor and an expanded selection of party prep.

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According to Dollar General, the fresh produce section will include the top 20 items typically sold in a traditional grocery store and covers approximately 80% of the product categories that most grocery stores carry. Some of these items include tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, and lemons.

Through the company’s Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the Salina store provides the opportunity for schools, nonprofits, and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for foundation grants, including one total of $203 million has been granted since 1993.

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