Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Dollar Store No More

The Dollar Giant that opened at Pender St. near Main in Chinatown last year boasted, "HONEST! NOTHING OVER A... $1"   

No more.  

They've added ".25" to all the dollar signs in the windows.  Everything in the store is now $1.25, other than food items which will continue to be $1.

I asked a security guard when the prices had gone up.  "About a month ago," he said.  

A clerk told me that the prices have not gone up at all Dollar Giants.  "Not at the one on Kingsway & Clark or the one on Commercial Dr."  The clerk speculated that the price increase at the Chinatown location was due to the number of shoplifters. 

To see another photo, click: Downtown Eastside Enquirer


The prices are still good though.  I dropped in a few days ago and got file folders, a package of five, for $1.25.  

I hope they stay in business.

1 comment:

Audrey Laferriere 778-329-1250 said...

Could you forward this invitation to all you know, as these items impact everyone who lives in the City. Everyone who is interested in what is happening in the DTES and the City is invited

DERA'S monthly meeting is being held on Monday March 23 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Carnegie Centre. The agenda will cover the loss of RTA protection for those resident in SROs that the government owns; community comments about the Gregor shelters; and Michael Geller will be talking at 2:00 p.m. about modular housing being used to build permanent social housing.