Dollar Tree opened its newest store on the Wilton-Norwalk line, with liquor chain BevMax to follow in the Gateway Center plaza.

Dollar Tree took over a storefront that had been vacant since the closure of Mrs. Green’s Natural Market five years ago. The discount retailer has an existing store on Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk among locations in more than 50 Connecticut cities and towns.

Other Gateway Center tenants include Michaels, T.J.Maxx, Outback Steakhouse and Pokeworks, the latter having yet to reopen since March when Gov. Ned Lamont curtailed indoor dining before allowing a resumption last week with safeguards to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

Dollar Tree kept its stores open during the coronavirus pandemic as “essential” businesses, with sales up 8 percent to $6.3 billion for the three-month period ending in early May, and profits totaling $248 million. Last last month, CEO Gary Philbin told investment analysts the company benefited in households tightening their budgets due to lost or reduced income during the pandemic.; 203-842-2545; @casoulman