Family Dollar with new Dollar Tree twist to open in Tampa

Published April 25, 2019

TAMPA — One of the renovated Family Dollar stores that will feature a selection of Dollar Tree items will reopen on 2525 E Hillsborough Ave. next month.

The change in store format comes after Dollar Tree, which acquired Family Dollar in 2015, decided to close 309 of its one-time competitor's locations. At the time of the buy, Dollar Tree hoped combining the companies would better position it to compete with rival Dollar General and Walmart. Instead, sales lagged.

"Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Tampa community and we are excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store," Jim Van Slyke, Family Dollar spokesperson said in a statement. "The refreshed store will provide even greater values and convenience to our shoppers."

Dollar Tree announced the closures in March. It also said it would convert 200 Family Dollar locations into Dollar Tree stores.

Tampa's updated Family Dollar will have several new $1 items. It will also have additional freezers and coolers and an expanded selection of food, beauty products and household products.

The grand-opening will be on May 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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