Last day of business will be May 18
By Per Peterson
The days of Tracy being home to multiple dollar stores will soon come to an end.
The Tracy Family Dollar, which opened in August 2015, is one of nearly 400 Family Dollar stores across the country that will be shuttered. Dollar Tree on Wednesday said it would close many as 390 Family Dollar stores this year and rebrand about 200 more under its own banner, according to published reports. Dollar tree previously closed more than 120 Family Dollar stores in the fiscal year that ended February 2.
Manager Jennifer Olson has been at Family Dollar since July 2017 and said she was surprised to hear the news.
“I was shocked,” she said Tuesday. “We work so hard to keep the store neat, and the customers are really sad. I have a feeling if there wasn’t another dollar store here we probably would’ve succeeded. It’s a bummer.”
The store’s doors will close for good May 18.
Olson said starting Monday, a going-out-of-business type sale will commence. Items in the store will be 20% off for two weeks, then 30% off for the next two weeks, 50% off the two weeks after that, and so on.
“We just didn’t cut cut it as far as profit margins,” Olson said. “It’s sad. I have a lot of customers asking if I’ll go to Dollar General, but it’s something I’ll have to think about.”
Family Dollar stores in the U.S. numbered 8,200 at the end of the latest quarter.