Construction has Begun on Dollar General Store in New Melle

Construction on the Dollar General at 4689 Highway Z in New Melle (next to the ambulance station) is underway. The store is expected to open sometime this fall, barring any major delays.

A company spokesperson said meeting customers’ needs is Dollar General’s top priority when choosing store locations. The company looks for places where it can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice.  “We know convenience is a major factor in our customers’ shopping decisions as we generally serve customers within a three to five mile radius, or 10 minute drive.  We also take demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns into consideration.”

The store will provide approximately 7,200 sq. ft. of sales floor space and will employ approximately 6-10 employees, depending on the individual needs of the store. Anyone interested in employment may apply for available positions online at

Dollar General sells name-brand and private brand merchandise such as health and beauty products, home cleaning supplies, housewares, stationery, seasonal items and basic clothing. The store will also carry an assortment of packaged, refrigerated and frozen foods. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from American name brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

Dollar General gives its customers more than everyday low prices on merchandise as part of its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General is deeply involved in the communities it serves and is an ardent supporter of literacy and education through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which awards grants each year to nonprofit organizations, schools and libraries within a 20-mile radius of a Dollar General store or distribution center to support adult, family, summer and youth literacy programs. Since its inception in 1993, the DGLF has awarded more than $154 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 10 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation also supports individuals in the communities that Dollar General stores serve who may be interested in learning how to read, speak English or prepare for the high school equivalency test.  Referrals to a local organization that provides free literacy services are available online here or a postage-paid reply card that can be mailed in for information is available at the cash register of every Dollar General store.

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Construction started on the Dollar General July 16. This photo was taken July 19.

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This photo was taken July 21.