MASON — The ceremonial ribbon was cut Thursday, signifying the official opening of the new Dollar Tree store, located at 21450 Ohio River Road, near Mason.
The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to Lynn McKnight, district manager. McKnight was on hand for the grand opening, along with Mason manager Tim Sider, and assistant manager Missy Grueser.
McKnight said the Mason store will be holding a number of drawings for various prizes as part of the grand opening. The drawings will continue through Easter weekend.
Also at the ribbon cutting were Mason Mayor Donna Dennis, council member Bob Wing, and members of the Wahama White Falcon Band. The band, under the direction of Emily Hall, provided musical selections during the opening.
Mayor Dennis said she is pleased to have the new business in the immediate area of Mason.
“Although Dollar Tree is not officially in town, it is nice to see new business come to the area,” said Dennis. “I know many people drive to Gallipolis just to go to the store there. It will be convenient to have one in the county, and especially nice since it is so close to the school.”
The Dollar Tree offers a variety of items, all priced at $1, including health and beauty, party supplies, seasonal and home décor, housewares, craft supplies, and others. The Mason location will also offer frozen and refrigerated food items.
Dollar Tree, Inc. is based in Chesapeake, Virginia, and has approximately 14,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The company listed $8.6 billion in revenue in 2015. It also operates Family Dollar stores, as well as others.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at [email protected]