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story.lead_photo.caption Dollar General in California, Mo., closed Sunday, June 9, 2019, for a remodel project. Photo by Danisha Hogue / California Democrat.

California Dollar General at 1021 W. Buchanan St. has been closed for remodel this week. The store will reopen at 7 a.m. Thursday.

A limited selection of cold and frozen items were available, however, an expansion of 31 cooler doors, almost three times the current amount, will be installed.

"With an updated layout and design, the store will offer expanded frozen and refrigerated food offerings in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry," Dollar General spokeswoman Angela Petkovic said.

The new layout will include a "stylish, on-trend home decor and an updated party preparation selection, in addition to the same categories, brands and products customers trust Dollar General to carry" she added.

When choosing locations, the company aims for customer convenience. Shoppers usually come from a 3- to 5-mile radius, or 10-minute drive, Petkovic said.

Currently, two locations are in Moniteau County. The second is at 700 U.S. 50 in Tipton.

"The company looks for places where we can offer customers an easy and convenient shopping choice," Petkovic said.

She continued the company also considers demographic trends, competitive factors, traffic patterns and community concerns.

Local customers are excited for the expansion.

"I think progress is always good," Jeannie Imhoff said.

Richard Goans shops at the store regularly. He believes the expansion will help the business. But grocery stores in the area may have to be more competitive, he said.

Resident Karen Jenkins said she likes the idea of the store becoming a "one-stop shop."

While supplies last, complimentary tote bags will be distributed to customers the weekend of June 29.

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