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by Jody Spear –
MASON CITY – The Dollar General store, located at 1631 4th Street SW, behind McDonald’s, will be closing soon. Mercy Hospital will be taking over much of the Willowbrook Plaza.
Although management and staff couldn’t comment, due to corporate policy, is has been said that the store will be closing in the middle of June. No specific date is known at this time.
No employees will be losing their job, unless they choose to venture off on other opportunities. Most of the Dollar General employees will be relocated to other stores. Some employees will be transferred to the Clear Lake Dollar General and some to the downtown Mason City store, and some to other area stores.
The store is nearly empty at this time, but there is still a chance to pick up some deals. The sales are 40, 50 and even 60 percent off the lowest price marked on items. The products that are not on sale are the food and cleaning supplies departments.