Family Dollar Opens its Doors in Oakhurst

The store has stirred some controversy in the Decatur neighborhood, but some people are happy to see it open.


Family Dollar opened its doors in the Oakhurst neighborhood on Thursday. By Friday afternoon, a steady stream of customers and curious area residents were checking out the store.

Marty Maddox accompanied his mother, Peggy, on a shopping trip to the new store. They have lived in the area, on the border between Oakhurst and Kirkwood for 50 years, and he said they were both happy to see it open.

"They needed this for this community," he said. "It's been a long time coming."

Many in the neighborhood voiced objections about the store, arguing that it wasn't the right fit for the gentrifying area.

The Decatur store will operate out of the shopping center where the Big H store operated until it closed nearly 10 years ago.

now occupies the middle section of the strip shopping center near the corner of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road. The other end of the building, where used to be, is empty.

Bryan Ndubisi August 07, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Where is family dollar what state
Ralph Ellis August 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Bryan, the store in this article is in Decatur, GA. Family Dollar has its corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
JAC August 15, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I live in the Oakhurst area and have shopped Family dollar a couple of times. It's nice that it is in walking distance of where I live. I buy some of my cleaning supplies, mops, and brooms there. Its nice to have it around if you run out of some things its nice that its ncar by. And some of the prices are very economical and the associates in the store are very friendly. Its an inprovement from the Big H store that used to be their.


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