New Dollar Store Opening in Belvidere

BELVIDERE (WIFR) -- A new Family Dollar will soon be opening its doors in Belvidere. The new store will be in the strip mall on North State Street, which used to be an Aldi's. More than 20 people will be hired temporarily to help set up, but only 6 part time workers will be hired to stay on. Store manager Candy Jones says she's happy to be opening a new store, instead of closing one.

"People are glad to see we're not closing here, they're really glad to see that we're opening up two stores. It's just, it's good, there’s people in walking distance here that didn't want to see this one close,” said Jones.

All of the employees have already been hired. The new store will open October 25th.

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