Mount Jackson Family Dollar set to open

MOUNT JACKSON – A new Family Dollar store location on Main Street will open later this month.

Company spokeswoman Bryn Winburn noted via email on Wednesday that the new location, at 5450 Main Street, is scheduled to open Oct. 29.

“Our goal is to open stores in neighborhoods and communities that are in close proximity to where our customers live and work,” Winburn stated.

Winburn added, “We hope that the community of Mount Jackson will be pleased at the value and convenience (of) their local, neighborhood Family Dollar store.”

Town Manager Kevin Fauber said the town had been working with Family Dollar since an application for that location was submitted in 2013.

“The plans were pretty well in the final stages … in October of 2013,” Fauber said. “For various reasons, the project got delayed in starting.”

One reason for that delay, Fauber noted, was the severe winter weather and snowy conditions seen throughout the area in the late 2014.

The new Mount Jackson location will be the fifth Family Dollar location to have opened up in the region – with stores already located in Front Royal, Strasburg, Woodstock and Winchester.

“We look forward to the opening of the store. It gives the residents and citizens of the community another place to shop,” Fauber said.

Fauber added, “Certainly it adds to our tax base, additional business license tax and real estate tax – the valuation goes up a little bit.”

Contact staff writer Kevin Green at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or

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