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It took long enough, but finally there will be a Dollar General in California (and even better- in Hollywood itself). If you don't know what Dollar General is, let me jump right to the chase and let you in on what might be one of your favorite new stores… Dollar General sells everything from food and geroceries to clothing and health and beauty products and household items, pet products, gifts, home decor, movies and school suppies to name some of the stuff they offer. The prices are affordable (as you can imagine with the store's name) and you can find a variety of name-brand/private labels merchandise.

They are currently building a Dollar General in North Hollywood, the address is on the crossstreet of Laurel Canyon and Magnolia Blvd. I hope that it includes the market with a full gerocery store in it. Until it is finished, the closest Dollar General to me is located at 3101 Wilson Road Bakersfield, CA 93304.

In addition to the great offers through the store, they help out the community through their Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The foundation supports local literacy and education in 38 different states and works with people of all ages.

For more information, you can check out the Dollar General Facebook and "like" it for updates on when one might be opening by you. Also on their website is "Dollar General alerts" which can notify you about deals, coupons, etc, via email, text alerts or through your Facebook page.

For those filmmakers out there, don’t forget how Dollar General coming to California (more specifically Los Angeles) can help out your future movie shoots.  You can get cheaper food for crafty and catering, affordable clothing for costumes, office supplies for your production office and a ton of different possible props to use during production.

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