Remodeling was in full swing Wednesday at the Dollar General store at 705 First Ave. in Perry, where a large number of vehicles were parked and the sound of construction was audible.
The upgrades began Sunday and are expected to be completed Thursday, according to a notice posted at the store.
The variety store, which opened in the East Perry Plaza in 1989, moved to its present location in 2000 and will soon face direct competition when a Dollar Tree store opens across First Avenue later this month.
The Dollar General Corp. is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, and operates, as of 2020, some 16,278 stores in the continental U.S., including 188 stores in Iowa. The corporation’s revenues in 2019 exceeded $27 billion.
The Dollar Tree Inc. is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, and operates, as of 2018, some 15,115 stores in the continental U.S. and Canada. The corporation had revenues of $20.7 billion in 2017. The Dollar Tree Inc. also operates stores under the Family Dollar name.