COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A Dollar General Store in Ohio closed Friday morning, with multiple store employees confirming the reason.
NBC4 checked multiple stores in the Columbus metropolitan area. Clintonville employees said they received a call from Dollar General headquarters telling them to shut down. They didn’t know the reason or timeline for reopening.
However, the Westerville store had a more detailed explanation. No workers were seen inside Dollar General, but a sign on the door said it was “temporarily closed for inventory” and “opens at 11:30.”
NBC4’s sister station in Youngstown has also spotted the closure. Employees at three of his stores in the area told WKBN that Dollar General’s headquarters had closed stores so that employees could make price changes.
The closure comes after Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost sued Value Store for unfair pricing in November. His office, which received 12 different complaints, accused Dollar General’s stores of displaying items at a certain price, but that the cashier sometimes charged more or he doubled the price. bottom.
Franklin County Comptroller Michael Stinziano moved to the state in December. His inspectors found price discrepancies in eight of his 10 stores that he checked and placed stickers on the cashiers warning of overcharges. Dollar General’s corporate headquarters and its legal team moved to dismiss the lawsuit from Yost’s office, arguing that the state failed to provide evidence for its claims.
In January, Yost sought an injunction against Dollar General to force it to charge prices advertised on store shelves. The company has not responded to repeated requests for comment dating back to November.
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