Just three years after the grand opening of the Providence Dollar General Store location, officials at the Tennessee-based Dollar General Corporation have confirmed that they have begun looking into the possibility of opening a new location in the community.

“We are currently in due diligence phase for a new Dollar General location in Providence,” said Katie Ellison, Senior Manager of Dollar General Corporation Public Relations. “This means we are reviewing the opportunity to add a new store in Webster County, but we have not committed to doing so just yet. Based on our current timeline, we anticipate having a final decision by late spring 2022.”

According to Ellison, the plan the company is currently looking at would mean a second location in Providence, with the Westerfield Drive store remaining open.

“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,” she said. “We further strive to provide convenience for customers who may not have affordable nearby retail options.”

The Dollar General Store has been a cornerstone of the Providence retail community since opening its first location in the city in 1955. That first store occupied the Providence Mining Company building, a brick structure built in the early 1900’s located on the now vacant lot on the north side of Bank Street.

In 1968 the store grew, expanding into the former Providence Mining Company Store building, which still stands at the corner of Main Street and Broadway.

The company moved to the Sureway shopping center on US 41A in March of 1994, before moving into its current location in December of 2018.

Contact Matt Hughes at matt @journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069

Contact Matt Hughes at matt@journalenterprise.com or 270-667-2069