The Family Dollar store located alongside US 52 in Manchester, Ohio will soon close.
The announcement comes after Dollar Tree Inc., which purchased Family Dollar in 2015 for nearly $9 billion in cash and stock, released plans to revitalize the brand with store closures and a rebranding of some locations to Dollar Tree stores.
According to reports, it is estimated that nearly 400 other Family Dollar stores will close in 2019.
The Manchester store is set to close on May 18.
“Wow, another loss of business in our area. I’m a regular down there what a shame,” said one customer.
“Businesses in Manchester continue to die as other parts of the county grow. I can only hope that a large business sees that Manchester needs help and invests in us… Is anyone fighting for us or our jobs?” said a Manchester resident who asked to not be named.
The Informer asked Dollar Tree Inc. Investor and Media Relations Manager Kayliegh M. Painter what lead to the decision to close this store, but did not receive a response by press time.
“We are working with associates impacted by the closures to retain their employment status at neighboring stores,” said Painter.
Adams County is the home of Family Dollar stores. At this time, it is unclear if other the stores will close.
The company’s stores offer household cleaners, food, apparel, toys, beauty aids, and other merchandise. Most items in the store are priced below $10, according to the company’s website.
Dayton Daily News report that thousands of other retail stores like JCPenney, Victoria’s Secret, Macy’s, Sears, Payless ShoeSource, Charlotte Russe, and Abercrombie & Fitch are set to close before the end of the year.