Castor’s Family Dollar/Dollar Tree Combo Store is Making Progress

(Photo taken May 4, 2021. B. Dison)

Work is progressing on the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree combo store on Louisiana Highway 507 behind Byrd’s Corner Store in Castor.  Work on the exterior of the building and parking lot are nearing completion.  Castor Mayor Vicki Pickett said workers are waiting on Entergy to install the power poles.  Once the power poles are installed and electricity is connected, workers can begin on the interior of the store.  The store has a tentative opening date of June 17, 2021.

The combination stores usually range from 9,000 to 11,000 square feet. At 11,351 square feet, the Castor store will be the largest one they have built to date, at a cost of approximately $850,000.00. 

Family Dollar asserted that “Historically, small towns have had very limited retail options. Shoppers often travel long distances to meet all of their shopping needs. We are changing that.” The combo store is building on the success of both brands, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar. “We have created a new format for populations of 3,000 to 4,000.”

Click below to read previous articles pertaining to the Family Dollar/Dollar Tree combo store in Arcadia.

  1.  Family Dollar/Dollar Tree Combo Store Coming Soon – May 5, 2021
  2. Castor Residents Share Opinions About New Store – May 12, 2021

1. Vicki Pickett, phone conversation with Brad Dison, May 5, 2021.
2. Family Dollar. “Introducing… Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Combo Stores.” Accessed March 3, 2021.