Dollar stores — those general merchandise stores featuring inexpensive, every day items starting at $1 — have started popping up in the greater Ashburn area. One opened a few years ago in the Broadlands. Last week, our area got another one.

Dollar Deals has opened in the Lansdowne Square retail area next to the Lansdowne Town Center. It’s smaller than a Dollar Tree or a Dollar General, but it carries many of the same items. We saw greeting cards, birthday party supplies, toys, candy, cosmetics, cleaning supplies, paper products and more.

The new store is located on Diamond Lake Drive, which features many small shops — most of them local mom-and-pops — just around the corner from the larger stores at the Lansdowne Town Center.

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