KERKHOVEN — The new Dollar General at 1401 Atlantic Ave. in Kerkhoven opened last week, with a grand opening celebration Oct. 5.

The store offers a variety of merchandise from food and housewares to seasonal items and basic apparel. The mix includes national brands and private brands.

Dollar General employs around six to 10 people per store.

The chain has bee around for around 80 years and operates 15,836 stores in 44 states as of Aug. 2.