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Published on March 01, 2024
Dollar General Opens First DG Market in Conroe, Offering Fresh Food and Employment OpportunitiesSource: Google Street View

Tennessee-based Dollar General is making fresh food more accessible in Conroe with the opening of its first DG Market in Montgomery County. Located at 105 Carmen Boulevard, this new 12,644 square-foot store is not just a place to pick up household essentials.

"We are excited to provide Conroe residents with our new DG Market format and look forward to welcoming customers to our new location," said Matthew Simonsen, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development, in a statement obtained by the Houston Chronicle. The Conroe community can now enjoy “closer access to fresh and healthier foods and a convenient location to purchase the items they want and need at everyday low prices," he added. An estimated 15 people have found employment at the new store.

Beyond food, the store stocks items spanning cleaning supplies, over-the-counter medicines, and baby essentials. And for those looking to throw a celebration, the store boasts expanded party preparation supplies and more home décor options. The opening in Conroe also comes with an educational perk: schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations within a 15-mile radius are now eligible to apply for grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, which has awarded over $238 million since 1993, according to Houston Chronicle.

In Shenandoah, the city council has reviewed the design for a new veterans' memorial, part of a broader initiative to transform the Vision Park detention pond near Wellman Road into a community space, as reported by yourconroenews. The $2.4 million project features a pathway, LED lighting, and two pedestrian bridges, adding landscaping details including a stone wall. Trying very hard to control the costs for an impactful creation, the Public Works Director Joseph Peart stated, the plans allow room for future expansion.

The memorial will exhibit more than patriotism by featuring military equipment along its path, with dedication towards veterans. A wall with veterans' names from Shenandoah and surrounding zones, including Tamina, is also on the agenda. "We have been collecting information from veterans, stories, photographs, military branches, and years of service," Peart told yourconroenews. A modern twist will allow visitors to scan QR Codes next to each name to learn more about the veterans. Councilman Ron Raymaker supported the initiative, emphasizing the importance of protecting the site from vandalism with surveillance cameras. However, an official timeline for the memorial's completion has not been announced.