GLADSTONE PARK — Family Dollar, 5255 N. Milwaukee Ave., is marking down prices in an effort to clear its shelves before the store closes on June 2, employees said Tuesday.
The dollar store is set to be replaced by Dollar General after its lease runs out, according to head cashier Oscar Gallegos. The move was finalized earlier this month, he said.
Family Dollar is offering discounts between 5 and 10 percent for most items in the store this week, and customers will "probably see those percentages go up as the liquidation process goes on," Gallegos said.
The Gladstone Park location — which sits across the street from a Dollar Tree branch, 5316 N. Milwaukee Ave. — had applied for a Dollar Express outdoor sign, according to city building permit records. But the store will likely close before the sign can be installed, Gallegos said.