May 5, 2010
Customers gather and pack their new possessions in the parking lot as clouds gather for the Milton-Freewater Dollar Store during its final days before going out of business. Tuesday, May 4, 2010
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The parent company of the local store has filed for bankruptcy and liquidation is under way.
MILTON-FREEWATER -- Pam Wildman wasn't surprised that shoppers balked a few years ago when some items at the Dollar Store were marked over a buck. Especially in a community with an eye for bargains and a shrinking selection of retailers.