PORT JEFFERSON – Dollar General announced its store at 17505 State Route 47, just outside of Port Jefferson, is now open.
DG stores provide area residents a place to purchase household essentials including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products, baby items and more. In addition to the national and private branded products, the new Port Jefferson location includes the company’s new stylish, on-trend home décor and an expanded party preparation selection.
Normal hours of operation may be found through the Dollar General app.
“At Dollar General, we believe the addition of each new store provides positive economic growth for the communities we proudly serve, and the addition of our new Sidney store highlights our commitment to deliver a pleasant shopping experience that includes great prices on quality products in a convenient location, ” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new store and hope they will enjoy shopping at our new location.”
To commemorate the opening of DG’s new location, Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to a nearby elementary school to benefit students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade. Through the partnership with the Kellogg Co., the donation will be part of a planned donation of more than 100,000 books across the country to celebrate new DG store openings.
Furthermore, DG strives to be a good neighbor and is committed to the communities it calls home, evidenced by support of literacy and education initiatives through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The addition of the Port Jefferson store opens the opportunity for schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants.
Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $197 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 14 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 www.dgliteracy.com.
Dollar General plans to create new jobs in the community as the store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the individual needs of the store. Interested candidates can review and apply for available positions at https://careers.dollargeneral.com/.