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Windows at the Dollar General store on Hadley Road are covered with signs advertising the store’s closing and special sales.

The Dollar General store in Hempfield Township’s Greenville Plaza is closing.

Windows at the Hadley Road store were covered Thursday with signs advertising the store’s closing and special sales. Employees said the signs were posted Thursday morning but refused to comment further.

Tawn Earnest, a spokeswoman with Dollar General’s corporate office in Goodlettsville, Tenn., said Thursday she wasn’t aware the store was closing and needed to confirm the announcement before answering more questions.

Dollar General closes stores for several reasons, including the building’s lease ran out, poor sales or it’s relocating, she said.

A Nov. 29 news release from the company’s Web site said Dollar General is focusing on upgrading its existing store base and closing some stores that don’t meet the company’s real estate criteria.

Dollar General plans to close about 400 stores this year as part of its revitalization efforts, the release said.

Dollar General is a discount retailer with 8,309 stores in the United States as of Feb. 8. It sells basic consumable items such as food, health and beauty care, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, housewares and seasonal items.

Other Dollar General locations in Mercer County include Farrell, Sharon, Hermitage, Grove City and Coolspring and Sandy Lake townships.

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