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By Cynthia Haggitt
By offering customers deals and discounts, residents will be able to stay and shop locally in Jerseyville with the soon to-be-opened Bargain Outlet.
The new Bargain Outlet co-owners, George Roethemeyer and Cindy Brown, have released updated information that the Bargain Outlet has plans now for a grand opening on Oct. 1.
Roethemeyer said excitement is building with the opening of the new Bargain Outlet store.
“The new store will be in the old Shop n’ Save. We’re a family owned business, but with the space of this building and the amount of merchandise this store will have, we will have to hire employees,” Roethmeyer said. “We will begin hiring on Sept 1. Our store will open in October and should have approximately 100 pallets of freight to start out with.”
“The idea behind the Bargain Outlet is that it is a store where customers can buy general merchandise 40 percent less than what they can buy at retail value,” Cindy Brown said. “We have plans to carry some clothing, furniture, televisions and some general merchandise. It will all depend on what comes in with freight.”
Shelves will be coming in next week and Roethemeyer said installation will probably start as soon as Monday.
“At our grand opening, we will have a food truck vendor outside for our customers and we will have some special in-store promotions,” Brown said. “We will also be raffling off some gift cards. Customers will get a chance to spin our bargain wheel and could win a prize or a discounted item from the store.”
Brown and Roethemeyer own a one-year old German Shepherd named Rona. She is the store’s official mascot and will have her own special place in the store.
“We are building a kennel for her in the front of the store. It will be closed off and away from customers behind some shelving units. People will be able to see her but they can’t get to her. She is very well behaved and we have her in our store in Granite City. The customers love her,” Roethemeyer said.
Brown and Roethemeyer both agree and feel Jerseyville residents will love the store for many reasons.
“Price and convenience,” Roethemeyer said. “Customers will not have to go outside of the city if they need a certain item. If we don’t have it in the store at the time, we will find it and get it for them.”
For more information about the store, you can see a video on Roethemeyer’s TikTok or go to the store’s Facebook page.