Misfortune doesn’t stop Peabody Family Dollar
A combination Family Dollar and Dollar Tree on 9th St. in Peabody finally opened at 6 p.m. Monday but not without difficulty. Poor Internet service wouldn’t support their registers. After installing an antenna on the roof, the store opened but on Tuesday lost power for two hours in the morning.
Business remained steady as residents investigated the new store.
The store manager, who would not allow him or herself to be directly quoted due to company policy, said the most popular items so far have been Halloween decorations.
The only transfer to the store was the manager, who came from a Family Dollar in Wichita and will run the store until a local person is trained as manager. Other employees were hired locally.
Despite a few fumbles with register lights and card reader screens, the atmosphere in the new building was light and hopeful.