Dollar Tree
Posted by Steven Dey (+395) 7 years ago
Does anybody know when the Dollar Tree is supposed to open up for business? Thanks!
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Posted by Roper (+20) 7 years ago
Next to Mexico Lindo
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Posted by Barb Holcomb (+411) 7 years ago
I think the question was when, not where, but thanks for the "where".

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Posted by neonfreedom (+295) 7 years ago
The 20th or earlier!
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Posted by Kelly (+2618) 7 years ago
I was told the 23rd.
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 7 years ago
The sign on the front door says the 23rd. I suspect they want to have a 'soft' opening. That will never happen.
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Posted by natalie small (+17) 7 years ago
the sign at dollar tree said the 23rd at 10am
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16663) 7 years ago
I agree with Amorette. The Dollar Tree, given the nature of its business, is sure to be completely overrun by Miles Citians searching for bargains. Thank the lord my mother doesn't live there anymore.

Replace "Wall Mart" with "Dollar Tree", eliminate the mountains, and I'm sure on the 23rd the scene will resemble this:



I wish the owners the best. May God have mercy on their souls.
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Posted by David Schott (+16505) 7 years ago
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.
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Posted by Olive (+1777) 7 years ago
Now the sign says 3/24 2014 Monday at 9:00 a.m.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
Wow.

It's. A. Dollar. Tree.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16663) 7 years ago
The Opening can't come soon enough.

All over Miles City, blue hairs are breaking into the butter and eggs money.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
I'm still seriously baffled.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16663) 7 years ago
Better baffled than dead....in 20 minutes, the Dollar Tree in Miles City is going to resemble a late 1970s Who concert.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
You can buy "Baba O'Riley" for a dollar but of course it'll be half the length of the real song and break halfway through the first chorus.

At least it was only a dollar.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8990) 7 years ago
The thing about Dollar Tree that I hate is you just know it's going to kill some downtown businesses like Riggs or Ben Franklins.
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Posted by H Lockie (+192) 7 years ago
Riggs and Ben Franklin have been gone for some time now, so we need a Dollar Tree.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 7 years ago
Dollar Stores nothing more than additional crap to dust and sell at a garage sale or estate auction. I'm sure the local blue hairs will make their offspring proud.
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Posted by Kacey (+3152) 7 years ago
I shop at the one here in Billings. Ziplocks for sandwiches, party supplies and all those disposable things are much easier to pay for when they're only a buck.

There are lots of seasonal things along with kids toys and books. LOTS of coloring books, puzzle books and regular books. I've bought a couple of really good biographies for only a buck each.

And they have some teaching supplies, for both regular school and church school.

Should be a good opening. I hope they realize how much they are needed by the end of the day!
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Posted by Forsyth Mike (+479) 7 years ago
"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."

[This message has been edited by Forsyth Mike (3/26/2014)]
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 7 years ago
Here is food for thought. Now that Miles City has a Dollar Tree, there is no reason why family can't buy you something for Christmas. LOL
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
We could buy a bag of 50 plastic pennies for a dollar as a gift.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1486) 7 years ago
Ya see? This is why I was always so ticked off when I walked into Woolworths with my dime!!

FH
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 7 years ago
"I'm sure the local blue hairs will make their offspring proud."

Where the hell do you guys get off, bad-mouthing blue hairs? Next time you shave Gents, take a good look.....

You can probably get a swell deal on "Just for Men" at the Dollar Tree.
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 7 years ago
"Only for Man" hair color. Made in China from lead paint.
1 oz bottle. Applicator not included ($1 in paint aisle). Various colors, red, blue, heliotrope, glitter.
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Posted by Kelly (+2618) 7 years ago
Well, that didn't last long. Drove down Main Street today and noticed that Dollar Plus is already out of business, according to the sign in the window.
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Posted by mckee (+383) 7 years ago
The dollar plus will be opening again soon with a different theme. If you haven't been in the new Dollar tree don't knock it. it's nice and serves its purpose.
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Posted by suzanne mercier (+111) 6 years ago
I was just wondering if the Dollar Tree is going out of business, because I was in there the other day and a lot of shelves were empty, and they get a truck on Monday morning ( this was on Wednesday)
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Posted by neonfreedom (+295) 6 years ago
I was just in there last night,all the shelves were full,and the ladies that were working were very kind and helpful!
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Posted by suzanne mercier (+111) 6 years ago
Well last week there were empty boxes on shelves and empty shelves.......and I go in there at least once a week if not twice......
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
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.
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Posted by suzanne mercier (+111) 6 years ago
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)
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9973) 6 years ago
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.



http://www.dollartree.com...tics%20Map
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6170) 6 years ago
Good God. Who gives a fig?!?!
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Posted by SeptyTwo (+665) 6 years ago
Wait...

If I read this thread correcty and take from I learned from it, and then I read Wendy's above comment..

Then, now correct me if i'm wrong, But I am going to conclude that Fig Newton Cookies are going to be going out of business?
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Posted by David Schott (+16505) 6 years ago
No, it's just that Fig Newtons are out of stock at the Dollar Tree store in Miles City. I think.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16663) 6 years ago
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.
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+9973) 6 years ago
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.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14728) 6 years ago
Only dime will tell.
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Posted by Frank Hardy (+1486) 6 years ago


FH
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 6 years ago
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.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16663) 6 years ago
Given the information Tim posted about the merger, I would say Main Street Miles City has about a year left to live.
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Posted by suzanne mercier (+111) 6 years ago
I went into the Dollar Tree yesterday to do a little shopping and shelves are empty alot of empty shelves..... they say there truck comes on Monday but there is alot in the back room....
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1431) 6 years ago
I'm still puzzled by the comparison to Riggs being out of business therefor a Dollar store is needed?

Last I worked and shopped at Riggs "low-cost" wasn't really a description I would have used.
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