After announcing plans for Dollar General to move around the corner to the empty Walmart store in Luther, a corporate spokesperson said the new store is scheduled to open in October.
So brings the return of a grocery store to Luther. Adding to the other retail grocery options found at the S & H Mercantile on First Street that has served Luther for 22 years, and the new 116 Farmstead Market & Table Market on Main Street that opened earlier this summer and offers fresh beef and produce.
“We’re certainly excited to offer Luther and Oklahoma County customers with expanded offerings including meat, produce and fuel at the new location at 19250 East Highway 66. The new store is approximately 12,000 square feet, which is about 3,000 more square feet compared to our traditional stores that are approximately 9,100 square feet,” said Crystal Ghassemi, APR, senior public relations manager for Dollar General Corporate, in Goodlettsville, TN.
She also indicated that the store will offer more employment opportunities in the new space.
“All current employees will transfer to the new store once construction is completed and additional career opportunities will be posted online at www.dollargeneral.com/careers,” she said.
Ghassemi confirmed the new store will not offer a pharmacy. She also said that she can not speak to the sale of the current DG location on Luther Road (Ash) because the store will continue to operate in that location until the big move.
The Luther DG purchase is part of a package purchase of closed Walmart Express stores across the country. Details of the sale are not being disclosed by either DG or Walmart. Dollar General operates 12,000 stores and has 100,000 employees.