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New Dollar Tree location in SLO will feature nearly double the floor space

Dollar Tree’s new location at The Village at Broad Street in San Luis Obispo will feature nearly double the floor size.
Dollar Tree’s new location at The Village at Broad Street in San Luis Obispo will feature nearly double the floor size.

Dollar Tree is expanding its operations in San Luis Obispo, with the 5,800-square-foot store at 3870 Broad Street relocating to a 10,000-square-foot location at The Village at Broad Street.

The new store at 2238 Broad Street is scheduled to open February 2018, according to spokeswoman Kayleigh Painter.

Painter said the number of full-time and part-time employees on staff varies by store and need, but that “a store of this size typically employs 12 to 20 associates.”

Painter declined to discuss the store’s profitability or cost of the new location, but said the company plans to continue expansion, with 350 stores opened nationwide in 2017.

“Our site selection process includes a review of market demographics (average age, average income, population, population trend, etc.), as well as the competitive landscape in the market,” Painter said in an email.

Dollar Tree is open seven days a week and sells a variety of merchandise priced at $1 or less. There are seven Dollar Tree locations in San Luis Obispo County — two in San Luis Obispo, two in Paso Robles and one each in Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay and Atascadero.

Andrew Sheeler: 805-781-7934, @andrewsheeler

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