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From one dollar store to another: Dollar Value to open in former Dollar Tree location on Broad Street

If you’ve missed the dollar deals from the Dollar Tree location at 2007 S. Broad St., you’re in luck. The location is about to become a new dollar store.

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A sign for Dollar Value has popped up on the Broad Street location between Citizens Bank and the Rainbow clothing store.

The other location on this block that we’ve told you about recently is the Broad and Snyder corner property that was once home to Beneficial Bank. That location, which we’ve been talking about the potential of since the property was sold in 2013, is set to become a Wendy’s.

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12 Responses to From one dollar store to another: Dollar Value to open in former Dollar Tree location on Broad Street

  1. Lou_100x September 26, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    How perfectly Broad & Snyder…….. at least it’s not a vape store.

  2. JB September 26, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    UGHHH literally the worst block in South Philadelphia. I knew better than to expect something NICE to go in there. Guess we may as well just let Wendy’s go ahead and take the other vacant building on the corner; maybe it would at least get some of the junkies to move elsewhere. It will be another 15-20 years before the area becomes “gentrified” enough to start demanding more of that block as a centrally-located economic and transit hub.

    • Mike Leone September 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm #

      Literally light years from being the *worst* block in South Philly. Talk about drama queen ..

      • JB September 27, 2016 at 7:58 am #

        Alright, touché on the drama queen label for “worst block in South Philly.” I deserve that. Surely there are Point Breeze badlands and Mifflin Square drug & prostitution corners that are WORSE than Broad & Snyder. The term I should have used was “most wasted potential” because that block could absolutely be the epicenter of transit and retail for all the young, upwardly-mobile families snatching up houses in EPX, LoMo, and “East Point Breeze.” But instead, it’s a trashy, needle-strewn go-to for fast food value menus, bargain-priced clothing and sneakers, and methodone treatments.

        • Michelle C. September 27, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

          To be fair, Kicks USA sells regularly priced sneakers. They probably go on sale sometimes, though.

  3. DJ Joey FM September 26, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    Ugh, is it too much to ask for that block to get some stores that residents will actually shop in? Like an Anne Taylor Loft, a Yankee Candle Store, maybe a Waldenbooks, Neiman-Marcus, a couple of those places that put swarovski crystals on everything, perhaps a mayonaise emporium, or a Sharper Image… you know, NORMAL stuff…

    • Parking police September 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      Because it’s either dollar store or those? DJ Joey being anti-progress once again

      • JB September 27, 2016 at 11:00 am #

        But his satirical sarcasm is so on point! DJ, I’m not asking for a custom fireplace store (The Onion, November 2014) or anything that would make an appearance on IFC’s Portlandia, nor am I vilifying dollar stores. I know that thousands of low-income households rely on dollar stores for essential everyday items and even groceries. What I’m saying is that when you take a central location in a densely-populated urban environment and fill it with dollar stores and fast food restaurants and bargain clothing and sneaker stores and a methodone clinic, you are keeping that area from being a desirable destination for the general public. This is not a discussion about gentrification; it’s about keeping progress from happening. But so many commenters on this page are so adamant about “the Old South Philly” that this argument is falling on deaf ears, regardless.

        • spf5000 September 28, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

          Because your fellow Philadelphians and neighbors that shop in these stores and eat in these restaurants and stay sober at the clinic aren’t the general public? This one block of S. Broad may not be a desirable destination for you, but it is desirable for thousands of others. You and your kind aren’t the only people that live here.

          • Dr.O October 12, 2016 at 2:23 am #

            You couldn’t have said it better.. I live fairly close and I know there’s no Methadone clinic, people who pick up prescriptions or use around the neighborhood come sit around all day.. Let’s just say I work with people who need help. To be fair, yes it’s not the best block anymore. If you don’t like it then my advice would be to just stay off of it.. I know areas around there that are terrible and I also know one block over it is beautiful..
            However I agree they could have put a nice clothing store or Yakee candle (great idea) etc. They didn’t because they are unfortunately taking the chance to lose money same reason the Dollar Store closed. Too much stolen property! Sad.. I do miss the days when everyone was outside stands, movies legal stuff to do with your family. Just not the worse!

  4. SoCrisp September 27, 2016 at 2:42 pm #

    FWIW, I was one of those middle-class newbies that bought a house in East Passyunk, and I found the Dollar Tree to be quite helpful. Great place to buy wrapping paper. I mean, lol at the Yankee Candle store.

  5. Fred October 6, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    I, for one, am glad. A Dollar Store in that location is very convenient. I miss the other one every day.

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