Grand opening set for Dollar General’s new concept store in downtown Tulsa

Dollar General opens new concept store in downtown Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. — QUICK FACTS:

  • Dollar General opened a new concept store at East 5th and South Boston in downtown Tulsa and grand opening celebrations will be held on Jan. 10 and 11.
  • DGX is not the same as the traditional Dollar General. It caters mostly to grab and go food and snacks.
  • There are few DGX stores in existence across the country as the new concept takes off for the company. Nashville and Cleveland have DGX stores in their downtown areas.

The grand opening celebrations for Dollar General’s new concept store at East 5th and South Boston in downtown Tulsa on Jan. 10 and 11. FOX23 found a building permit for Dollar General’s next generation concept store DGX. DGX is not the same as the traditional Dollar General. It caters mostly to grab and go food and snacks.

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The grand opening for DGX Tulsa will be a 2-day event. Starting at 8 a.m. on Jan. 10, there will be complimentary goodie bags and a $10 Dollar General gift cars for the first 50 adult shoppers. Customers can also register to win a free year of shopping from Dollar General valued at $520. A complimentary breakfast of granola bars and coffee will be served.

There are few DGX stores in existence across the country as the new concept takes off for the company. Nashville and Cleveland have DGX stores in their downtown areas. Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee said a store offering fresh food and some grocery options are desperately needed. McKee said there is still a desire for a full-service grocery store inside the Inner Dispersal Loop because more and more people are moving into apartments downtown. Downtown businesses outside of the Arts and Blue Dome Districts have said previously they have a problem with a lack of consistent foot traffic bringing people into other parts of downtown, and they hope to benefit from their new neighbor.

DGX Tulsa seeks to offer metropolitan customers with a convenient retail space with items geared for immediate consumption, offering amenities such as a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. Additionally, the store plans to provide an expanded health and beauty section, frozen and refrigerated food offerings, pet supplies, candies and snacks, paper products and home cleaning supplies. The store also features items not typically found in quick-trip stores including a carefully-edited assortment of home décor, electronics and seasonal offerings, as well as a checkout lane geared toward a high-volume store with the goal of providing a quick and easy check out for customers.

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