Five Below opens in Dover

DOVER — Despite the threat of rain Friday, scores of people patiently lined up to wait for the doors to open at Five Below, a national chain store where products cost $5 or less.

Customers wrapped around the side of the Dover Towne Center, holding umbrellas to ward off the increasing raindrops. Employees opened the doors a few minutes earlier than the scheduled 10 a.m. grand opening, shortly before a downpour.

Other stores in the shopping center were receiving deliveries and an employee at Ulta, a national beauty store, said it would open April 15.

The Dover Towne Center, on North DuPont Highway, replaces the long empty Wal-Mart, which moved farther north in October 2011.

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