Retail updating of Powell Blvd continues, with new 'Dollar Tree'
A new movie theater complex opened recently near S.E. Powell Boulevard and Chavez (formerly 39th Avenue); a bowling alley east of Cleveland High was converted into a small Target store; and now a nondescript shopping center with an empty "Original Taco House" restaurant, further east on the south side of Powell, is being revived as a fresh shopping option with new businesses, a food truck pod – and most recently, a new branch of the national Dollar Tree chain.The official address is 3550 S.E. Powell, and the store's Grand Opening was on Thursday, June 10; but people are still discovering where they are. The new store is adjacent to "John's Marketplace", and has about thirty parking spaces out in front. A cold drink dispenser provides hot-weather treats, as well as some dairy items and frozen foods. The hours of the business are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and Sundays 10 to 8.
Manager Steven Springer tells THE BEE that his 7,500-sq.-ft. business will feature a variety of wares, with each item only $1 or less. Included are food, cleaners, toys, books, snacks, health and beauty aids, tools, greeting cards (2 for $1), balloons, holiday features, arts and crafts, a few auto supplies, replacement batteries, and supplies for kitchen, office, and garden. There are fifteen employees.
To learn more, phone 503/535-6717, or go online – www.dollartree.com
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