New Dollar General will open Saturday in Watervliet

By Tony Wittkowski | Business Reporter | The Herald-Palladium

WATERVLIET – Watervliet-area residents will have a new shopping option this Saturday when Dollar General opens the doors at its new location at 4929 N. Watervliet Road.

Watervliet Zoning Administrator Bob Lohr said the township first learned of Dollar General’s intentions last year from early requests for building permits.

“They have been working on it ever since,” Lohr said. “It’s a very nice building and a great location. It has access off the state highway and Watervliet Road. It’s close to town, so it’s easy in, easy out.”

Lohr said it’s been a few years since the township has had a business there.

For years there was the Plaza Hotel, which was demolished in 1998. Then it was turned into CR Sales, a company that sold modular homes.

After CR Sales went out of business, the land remained unused until Dollar General became interested, Lohr said.

For its grand opening, Dollar General will offer free prizes and special deals. Doors will open at 8 a.m.

The first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Store Development Dan Nieser in a news release. “We hope our Watervliet customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Dollar General stores offer name brands and private brands of food, housewares, seasonal items, cleaning supplies, basic apparel and health/beauty products.

Traditional Dollar General stores employ six to 10 people, depending on the need. Anyone interested in applying can visit the career section of Dollar General’s website at

Store officials did not say how many positions will be available at the Watervliet Township store.

Contact Tony Wittkowski at or (269) 932-0358. Follow him on Twitter @tonywittkowski.

(Author’s Note: This article was originally published on June 3, 2015)


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