A Best Buy store in the Greenwich Center shopping center that has been vacant since November 2019 is now a discount store.
Big Lots is celebrating a grand opening at its new location at 1202 New Brunswick Ave on Saturday, August 28th. Customers can look forward to doorbuster deals and scratch cards with a potential of up to $ 250 off a purchase all weekend long. The store is now open for trading and had a soft opening last month, a chain spokeswoman told lehighvalleylive.com on Monday.
The spokeswoman said the chain closed its previous location at 755 Memorial Parkway in Lopatcong Township in July. A sign on the door of the Lopatcong site indicates the move to the Greenwich Township site on Monday.
The Columbus, Ohio-based retailer announced in September 2019 that it would open five newly remodeled locations across the Lehigh Valley, including Lopatcong. The spokeswoman said the Greenwich Township site had been redesigned similar to these plans.
It is unclear whether the workers at the Lopatcong Township Store have also moved to the Greenwich Township site. This information was not immediately available to the spokeswoman. However, a sign outside the Big Lots store in Greenwich on Monday indicated that business was going out of business and job seekers could apply at biglots.com/careers.
The Greenwich Township site is 33,179 square feet larger, according to a press release, and is part of the chain’s groundbreaking national branding campaign, Be A BIGionaire. The idea behind the campaign is that shoppers will feel “like a million dollars” looking for the best deals in store. Big Lots developed the concept after research that found that Big Lots guests enjoyed “living big” at home – including celebrating holidays to the max and furnishing homes with high quality, trendy furniture and decorations it in the press release.
The chain is known for its “part of the treasure hunt, part of the daily necessities” shopping for the budget conscious. Big Lots includes exclusive brands such as Broyhill furniture and home accessories, as well as national branded products and a selection of own brands. There are also special “Big Buy” items that the chain is buying in limited quantities at exceptional prices, representatives said.
Shannon Letts, senior vice president of real estate development at Big Lots, said in a statement the chain is excited to return to the Phillipsburg area.
“We put our most innovative thinking into the store’s layout, design and visual appeal to improve the shopping experience and help our customers live bigger and better,” she said.
Patrons looking for other ways to save have the opportunity to register for the “BIG Rewards!” Loyalty program that offers an instant $ 5 discount, birthday surprises, VIP shopping days, free items, and other discounts.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the chain continues to offer contactless roadside pickup, same-day delivery and “buy online, in-store pickup” through its website. Other Big Lots locations in the area include: 2192 W. Union Blvd., in Bethlehem; 2631 MacArthur Road, in Whitehall; 2349 Lehigh St., Allentown; and 150 Hamilton Boulevard. in Upper Macungie Parish.
Best Buy joined a closed staples in Greenwich Township Mall when it closed in the fall of 2019. A chain spokeswoman then told the Pittsburgh Business Times about a closure in the area, also slated for Nov. 2, that Best Buy had decided to invest in other stores in the area instead. The closure also came when the chain then returned mixed results for the second quarter of 2019.
Before Best Buy, the website hosted Circuit City. This chain went out of business in 2009.
The Greenwich Center Staples closed in December 2017. This shop remains empty and no company has taken over the space since it closed. The mall also includes Target, which is currently being remodeled; a Michaels craft store; and Ashley Furniture HomeStore.
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