Dollar General announced Monday that its new store at 109 3rd Avenue West in Milan is now open.

DG stores are proud to provide area residents with an affordable and convenient store location to purchase household essentials including food, cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products, baby items and more through its mission of serving others, according to a company release.

In addition to the national and private branded products customers trust Dollar General to carry, the new Milan location includes the company’s new stylish, on-trend home décor and an expanded party preparation selection.

At Dollar General, we believe the addition of each new store provides positive economic growth for the communities we proudly serve, and the addition of our new Milan store highlights our commitment to deliver a pleasant shopping experience that includes great prices on quality products in a convenient location,” said Matthew Simonsen, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We look forward to welcoming customers to our new store and hope they will enjoy shopping at our new location.”

Dollar General stores offer a self-checkout option.

To commemorate the opening of DG’s new Milan location, Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to a nearby elementary school to benefit students ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. In partnership with the Kellogg Company, the donation will be part of a planned donation of more than 60,000 books in fiscal 2022 across the country to celebrate new DG store openings, the company said.

Furthermore, DG strives to be a good neighbor and is committed to the communities it proudly calls home, evidenced by unwavering support of literacy and education initiatives through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The addition of the Milan store opens the opportunity for schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $216 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 15.4 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.

For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit www.dgliteracy.com.

Dollar General plans to create new jobs in the Milan community as the store is expected to employ approximately six to 10 people, depending on the individual needs of the store.

The company provides employees with competitive wages, world-class and award-winning training and development programs and benefits including day-one telemedicine eligibility and Dollar General’s Employee Assistance Foundation, as well as health insurance coverage options, 401K savings and retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave and adoption assistance to eligible employees.

Interested candidates can review and apply for available positions here. Dollar General has over 18,000 stores in 47 states.

The former Dollar General store in Gaslite Square in Milan. (Ryan Jaster, OurQuadCities.com)