The 23rd might be a great day to go shopping at the Dollar Plus store in downtown Miles City... kinda like the 17th of March is a great day to go to a Mexican restaurant and the 5th of May is a great day to go to an Irish pub.
"Needed?" You mean Miles City has actually been suffering from the lack of a Dollar Tree all these years?
C'mon now. The Airport Inn is "needed." A Dollar Tree is just a store for Chinese-made cheap stuff.
I suspect they want to have a 'soft' opening. That will never happen.
The reason for a soft opening is not to discourage big crowds...a soft opening gives the store an "out" if things go wrong. "Well, we're not officially open yet so that's why the computer is screwed up."
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Their home office is in Georgia. Very often, shipping estimates are off when you are shipping cross-country. I once worked for a vendor in Florida who honestly thought we could place weekly orders and get the freight here in four days. I would guess they have a shipping schedule that forgets to take into account how BIG the western US is.
I believe there home office is in Virginia, and the reason I know the truck is always been there on Monday is I am a x employee there has only been 1 or 2 times the truck came on Tuesday they need someone who knows how to run the back room........and knows how to rotate stock.. Make sure you check the dates on thing (food that is)
FWIW, Dollar Tree apparently has 10 Distribution Centers across the US. Here's a map showing the location of each and the area they serve (from their web site). It looks like Miles City is served from a distribution center in Ridgefield, WA.
Wendy, if the Dollar Tree goes out of business, I do believe half of the retail market east of Billings is soon to follow.
I am heading to MC the first weekend of August to attend a wedding. Rest assured, the first place I intend to drag my lovely bride of nearly 24 years is the Dollar Tree store. After that, the sky is the limit.
In California, one time I saw an 89 cent store across from a 99 cent store. Seriously. At first I wondered, why undercut the competition so much? (So brutal.) Then I thought, can anyone actually make a profit cutting 10 cents off the same stuff the store across the street is selling? How, I dunno. It's still a mystery.
Dollar Tree Agrees to Acquire Family Dollar for $8.5 Billion
Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) agreed to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. (FDO) for about $8.5 billion, creating a sprawling discount chain with $18 billion in sales and more locations than any other retailer in the U.S.
Dollar Tree will pay $74.50 a share in cash and stock, 23 percent above Family Dollar’s closing price at the end of last week, according to a statement from the companies today. Including debt, the deal has a value of about $9.2 billion.