ELIZABETHTOWN - Residents of Elizabethtown and the surrounding region will soon have a new place to go shopping.
According to Steve Reynolds, general manager for Family Dollar in Keeseville, the new Family Dollar Store in Elizabethtown will be opening on Jan. 30 or 31.
Reynolds, who will take over as manager for the new Elizabethtown store, joined a crew of workers at the store earlier this week to build displays and stock shelves. Meanwhile, the store has been interviewing potential workers to fill its staff in time for the grand opening.
According to Family Dollar public relations manager Josh Braverman, the store will employ five to seven people from the local community.
The highly anticipated opening comes a full year after the property was sold to developers. Construction on the building, which stands on the site of the former D&B Country Diner, was somewhat delayed by a conflict regarding signage restrictions.
Though the specific date and time was yet to be determined at the time of this reporting, Reynolds said the store plans to hold a special grand opening event on or around Friday, Jan. 30.
"We're delighted they're opening," said Kris Hardman, Elizabethtown-Lewis Chamber of Commerce chairperson. "Especially in an economic climate such as the one we're in now, it's a privilege to host a new business like this."
"I'm as excited as anybody to have a new business to come to the town," said Elizabethtown Supervisor Noel Merrihew. "Hopefully it will be patronized, not only by those that live here, but also by the many people who come to work here as well."