A new Dollar General store is set to open in coming weeks in the former Family Video and Papa Murphy’s spaces on Charleston Avenue in Mattoon.
Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Petkovic said the new store is slated to open sometime in the coming weeks pending on the progress of the construction that is underway at this building, 1112 Charleston Ave., in the center of Mattoon.
The retailer also has stores at 3321 DeWitt Ave. on the west side of town, 2007 Lake Land Boulevard on the south side, and 303 Richmond Ave. East on the east side.
“In selecting store sites, we take a number of factors into consideration, carefully evaluating each potential new store location to ensure we can continue to meet our customers’ price, value and selection needs. We further strive to provide convenience for customers who may not have affordable nearby retail options. “The new Dollar General store is opening in a section of the building that runs from the former Family Video space to the former Papa Murphy’s space at the west end of this retail center.
The City Council is scheduled Tuesday evening to acknowledge the recent retirement of three longtime employees from the Mattoon Public Works Department.