Not so fun fact, the Dollar Store was banned in KCK pre-COVID.
"In March 2016, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City’s regional planning commission, passed a dollar store dispersal policy prompted by community concerns about the growth of chain discount stores and lack of access to healthy food. In response to legal concerns about an administrative error in the policy’s passage and new evidence in support of the local government’s authority to promote access to fresh food and regulate dollar stores, the commission voted unanimously to enact an updated version of the ordinance in February 2019."
Like it or not, the Dollar Store stays winning amid pandemic harsh times . . .
Accordingly, here's a peek at the impact amid the plague . . .
About 45% of the 3,500 reported retail openings this year are Dollar General, Dollar Tree or Family Dollar, according to CNN. Dollar store openings had been on the rise even before the pandemic, but economic fallout over the last year has exacerbated wealth inequality.