Family Dollar

Actively expanding in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.

About the Company

Family Dollar is an American variety store chain. With over 8,000 locations in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington, it is the second largest retailer of its type in the United States. Family Dollar operates in shopping centers, free standing buildings, urban storefronts, and conversion buildings in 46 states. Expansion continues in the same 46 states. Major competition includes Walmart, other discount retailers, and dollar stores. The less competitor presence in the trade area, the better.

Last updated: March 23, 2020

Current Locations
HQ Address
10401 Monroe Rd, Matthews, NC

Expansion Plans

The average size of a Family Dollar store is approximately 7,000 square feet, and most stores are operated in leased facilities. This relatively small footprint allows the Company to open new stores in rural areas and small town, as well as in large urban neighborhoods. Within these markets, the stores are located in shopping centers or as free-standing building and all are convenient to the Company's customer base. Shopping center site requirements: 8,000-10,000 SF total space on single level, prefer 5 year term with 5 year options. Prefer tenant, turnkey, or both deal types. Prefer no food sales restrictions. Minimum frontage 60', 80' preferred. Convenient ingress/egress and strong traffic counts. Center in strong retail area with good visibility of both building and road signage. Easy access to rear delivery area for 75' tractor, trailer and space for 2 dumpsters. Individual road sign (pylon/monument) or prominent position on shopping centers signs. Minimum 9'10" finished ceiling height, 11'6" preferred. ADA compliant; restrooms to code. HVAC min 1 ton per 400 SF; 400 amp electric. Freestanding Building Site Requirements: Prototype buildings of 8,320 SF to 9,180 SF. Generally need about 1 acre with direct frontage on main artery; convenient locations. Built-to-suit 10 year leases with multiple 5 year options, minimum 25 parking spaces, customer friendly. Building is highly visible with convenient ingress/egress and strong traffic counts. Site is close to neighborhoods and local retail; preferably near high volume food stores. Building and road (pylon/monument) signs required, minimum 30' curb cuts; 40' preferred, space adjacent to delivery for dumpster pad and 2 dumpsters. Will convert existing buildings such as a video stores; need same 8,000-10,000 SF. Will co-tenant with retails with similar demographic users; i.e auto parts stores rental stores.

Desired size
3,000 to 12,000 sq ft
Currently in
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Expanding in
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.
Min Population
Demographic Notes
The minimum Family Dollar trade area contains 2,500 households or a population of at least 6,000 people. Family Dollar primarily services to low to middle income areas with household annual incomes ranging up to $50,000. Will consider areas up to $60,000 or slightly higher in major urban areas.
Preferred Cotenants
Co-tenants with strong retail synergy.


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