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June 27, 2014

Family Dollar shutting doors after 22 years

CHICKASHA —

After more than two decades of business the Chickasha Family Dollar will shut its doors permanently Aug. 31.

Chickasha's location is one of 370 closing in the United States. 

"Family Dollar is taking decisive action to better position the company to succeed in an adverse operating environment," Bryn Winburn, spokesperson for Family Dollar said. "The Company recently conducted a comprehensive review to identify measures to provide customers with more value, increase operational efficiency and improve financial performance."

Chickasha's store opened Aug. 12 1992. A question asked on The Express-Star's Facebook regarding the business's closure yielded a slew of unhappy responses and Family Dollar patrons who will lament the loss. 

"I will absolutely miss it! I love their quick in and out accessibility. I enjoy their selection of small home interior and summer clothes," Debi Camp wrote. "They are my 'go to' when I realize I forgot something at Wal-mart. I really do regret to hear that they are closing."

Some responders weren't so pleased by their Family Dollar experience. 

"I've lived in Chickasha 14 years, I've been inside there about five times and left empty handed four of those times," Jessica Corey Brookman said. 

While others weren't even aware of the Family Dollar's existence. 

"I've lived here five years and I didn't even know there was one," Misty Dawn wrote. 

Most respondents agreed, they would like to see a Dollar Tree return to Chickasha, and almost all expressed their concerns over the future of the Family Dollar's employees. 

"We will do our best to transfer impacted team members to other stores," Winburn said.

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