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Second Dollar General Market opens in Syracuse’s Southside

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A second Dollar General Market has opened in Syracuse’s Southside bringing more relief to the Valley which has experienced a food desert for years.

The new DG Market at 401 West Seneca Turnpike opened on Monday, April 15, and features an expanded selection of fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables.

The first DG Market opened in February, becoming the first permanent grocery store or market in years. Syracuse’s Southside is hungry for food as many are low-income minority individuals who are more prone to be affected by food insecurity.

At DG Market, southside residents won’t only get access to fresh produce but also household essentials including cleaning supplies, paper products, over-the-counter medicines, hygiene products, baby items, and more.

“We are excited to provide Syracuse residents with our new DG Market format and look forward to welcoming customers to our new location,” said Matthew Simonsen, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “At Dollar General, we are committed to serving our customers with a pleasant shopping experience and strive to be a good corporate citizen.  The new DG Market format will provide the Syracuse community with closer access to fresh and healthier foods and a convenient location to purchase the items they want and need at everyday low prices. We hope our customers will enjoy the new store.”

Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to a nearby elementary school to benefit students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade to commemorate the opening of DG’s new location.

With this additional market, Dollar General plans to create even more jobs in the Syracuse community. Depending on its needs, the store expects to employ approximately 10-15 people, and interested individuals can apply online here.

These two new Syracuse stores open the opportunity for schools, nonprofit organizations and libraries within a 15-mile radius of the store to apply for grants through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

“Since its inception in 1993, this foundation awarded more than $238 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 19.6 million individuals with literacy or continued education,” stated Dollar General.

Store hours of operation can be found through the Dollar General app.    

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