All good! Like I said... unpopular opinion lolFair enough, I think I read into your post the idea of replacing the Save On with a Dollar Store. Which I think was my inference not your implication. My apologies. I don't think one of the super big Dollarama's would be the right fit but a smaller one as a compliment could be.
I remember that dollar store, it was not doing well. Most of the local community stayed away from it so they only got business from the transient folks moving through the area. The Thai massage place that replaced it is doing well enough to have expanded to an additional space across 82nd ave.
I lived in Virginia Park for over 20 years, the dollar store did OK for the first maybe 8-10 years but at some point changed to a different brand that was far more about cheesy gifts and even worse-than-normal dollar store junk that failed pretty quick. Not to sound like some sort of guerilla Dollarama marketing shill (I only make $0.15 a post) but they do offer a decent selection of cheaper household essentials and supplies, plus a nice assortment of junk and junk food, that is a lot different than those dollar stores previously occupied.
Sometimes when you're out to grab just some quick items on the way home, they are pretty affordable and convenient. Buying parchment paper, dish soap and tupperware for $7 makes a lot more sense than spending quite literally 3x that at Save-On. But it sure won't replace the biweekly big $200 grocery trip to Save-On.