The new Dollar General store on Route 1 in Wiscasset opened on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Dollar General is at 277-279 Bath Road, the former location of Huber’s Market, which closed in April 2018 after more than 40 years in business.
Dollar General calls itself “America’s neighborhood general store.”
“Our stores deliver everyday low prices on items including food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, family apparel, housewares, seasonal items, paper products and much more from America’s most-trusted brands and products, along with Dollar General’s high-quality private brands,” the chain says on its website.
The manager of the Wiscasset store, Carrie Cocco, did not have information on the store’s plans for a grand opening.
New stores often hold the events about three to four weeks after opening, with promotions like free gift cards for the first visitors, according to Cocco.
The Wiscasset Planning Board approved the project in March. The 9,100-square-foot building sits on a 1.4-acre property on the southbound side of Route 1, where it shares a driveway with the restaurant Ship’s Chow Hall.
The circa-1960s Huber’s Market building was burned in a training exercise for local fire departments in August. The new Dollar General store rose quickly thereafter.
Dollar General Corp. has about 20 stores in Maine and more than 15,000 in the U.S., according to its website.
The chain has one other store in Lincoln County, at 507 Main St. in Damariscotta. That location opened in December 2017.
The Wiscasset store is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.