Dollar Tree Scheduled To Open in Fort Scott in October 2020

The Dollar Tree on South Main (69 Hwy) on June 22. Construction was slowed a little because of the wet spring, according to Kevin Allen, a contractor on the build.

A new discount variety store is coming to Fort Scott, according to a press release from Dollar Tree Inc.

“Dollar Tree continues to grow and we are proud to be part of the Fort Scott community,” stated Kayleigh M. Painter, Dollar Tree’s Investor and Media Relations Manager.


Dollar Tree, Inc. is North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores, Painter said in the press release.


The 10,000 square foot store is currently scheduled to open in mid-October 2020 and will be located at 2006 S Main Street, according to the release.


The shell of the store is up and local contractors have been working for Dollar Tree.


Kevin “Skitch” Allen was working on-site at the location on June 22.


Allen’s business, Skitch’s Hauling and Excavation,Fort Scott, did all the dirt work, he said and is currently working on the parking lot. “The weather put the construction behind,” Allen said.  Spring 2020 had higher than normal rainfall.


Allen said Thomas Concrete and Construction, Fort Scott, did the concrete for the build.


Allen added that he was pleased that Dollar Tree Inc. was using local contractors for the build.


Dollar Tree stores are open seven days a week and offer great value and a broad assortment of merchandise all priced at $1 or less, according to the press release.


Customers can expect seasonal decor, household products, Hallmark greeting cards, party and craft supplies, dinnerware, food, teaching and school necessities, health and beauty essentials, toys, books and much more at the store.


The new location will also include Dollar Tree’s recently-introduced Snack Zone, an expanded offering of beverages, candy and snacks, in addition to nostalgic favorites.


A store of this size typically employs 12 to 20 associates, according to the press release.


Interested applicants can apply online at or in person at the store location closer to the opening date.



Dollar Tree, a Fortune 200 Company, operated 15,370 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces as of May 2, 2020. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit

One thought on “Dollar Tree Scheduled To Open in Fort Scott in October 2020”

  1. I sure hope they offer a big crafting section. The one in Pittsburg has pretty much nothing. Looking forward to them opening.

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