One big-box store opened its doors in Nogales on Saturday and another national chain is planning to open an outlet here in the near future.
DD’s Discounts opened a new store last Saturday at 351 W. Mariposa Road in the Safeway shopping center. The Pleasanton, Calif.-based company usually hires 35-40 full and part-time employees at each store, according to a corporate spokesperson.
At the grand opening of the store, the company donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz County.
DD’s Discounts is a subsidiary of Ross Stores, Inc., which operates 1,037 Ross Dress for Less outlets in 29 states, including one in Nogales, as well as 88 DD’s Discounts in seven states.
In addition, Phoenix-based PetSmart is planning to open a store on West Mariposa Road. A PetSmart spokesperson estimated that the store will hire 15-25 full and part-time employees.
PetSmart expects to open the Nogales store “early next year,” the spokesperson said.
PetSmart’s website bills the company as “the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets,” and says it operates 1,249 stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.