That new Dollar Tree store opened up over the weekend at the old Walgreens location—1026 Madison Avenue in downtown Covington, KY. I paid it a visit late in the morning on Saturday. While the place wasn’t packed, it was crowded enough.
The only reminder of the old Walgreens is that ugly dropped ceiling—shame they couldn’t get rid of it. Outside of that, the layout is completely different and the store is very clean.
Food, frozen food, cleaning supplies, kitchen stuff—all kind of things are in that store and each item is a dollar.
I’ve needed an extra pair of reading glasses, steak knives, candles to have in case the lights go out, a grater and some picture frames for more than a little bit now. I’ve always put off getting them because I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. This weekend, I didn’t have to. Everything I purchased was a buck. It almost felt like Christmas. To make it even better, the staff was very friendly. This store wasn’t a disappointment. I’ll become a regular customer.
Those people down there at the corner of happy and healthy (Walgreens/Covington) better look out. Everybody seemed happier spending less money than paying their high prices. I had a manager at Walgreens tell me he didn’t think they—the Dollar Store—would be much of a competitor. Really? Think again.
I’ll be back here on Wednesday.
(Photo from River City News)