Bloomington Big Lots is open for business

| November 16, 2012

Community leaders, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce members and Big Lots’ executives and employees celebrated the opening of Big Lots in the Valley West Shopping Center on France Avenue and Old Shakopee Road (map) with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning, November 16.

Principal Steve Hill of Jefferson High School holding a $2,500 donation from Big Lots

City of Bloomington Councilmembers Tim Busse and Tom Hulting helped cut the ribbon.  The closeout retail store also presented Jefferson High School Principal Steve Hill with a $2,500 check. Mr. Hill said the money would pay for extra curricular activity fees for students in need.

The Bloomington Big Lots is 21,800 square feet and resembles a big box retail store. Customers will find consumables, furniture, home decor, mattresses, toys, electronics, tools and greeting cards.  Big Lots says their inventory is always changing. Right now ten percent of the store is filled with seasonal items for the Christmas Holiday. There is also an assortment of electric fireplaces.

Big Lots is open everyday 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is located at 10590 France Ave South, Valley West Shopping Center, Bloomington, MN.

“For more than forty years, Big Lots customers have relied on us to bring them a one-of-a-kind shopping experience filled with brand-name merchandise at a price they can appreciate. We are thrilled to now be able to offer that same great value and convenience to Bloomington shoppers,” said Rob Claxton, senior vice president of marketing for Big Lots. “We are confident this new store will prove to be a big hit with smart shoppers who are seeking better deals and bigger savings to combat the increasing costs of everyday living.”

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) is a Fortune 500 company with more than 1,450 stores in 48 states and over 80 Liquidation World and LW stores in Canada. As North America’s largest broadline closeout retailer, Big Lots offers consumers a wide range of bargain-priced merchandise, including brand-name closeouts, seasonal products, consumables, furniture, housewares, toys, and gifts. The Company also sells merchandise through BIG LOTS WHOLESALE, CONSOLIDATED INTERNATIONAL, WISCONSIN TOY, and www.biglotswholesale.com.

Bloomington Chamber of Commerce members, City of Bloomington Councilmembers and Big Lots executives and employees

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Founder and publisher of The Bloomington Crow, Gina Szafraniec, produces quality articles, videos and photos about Bloomington news for organizations, schools, businesses and people. While helping her brother, a paraplegic, swim the English Channel in 2002 and swim the Catalina Channel in 2003, she learned the importance and power of sharing one's story. She hopes to empower the people of Bloomington by sharing their stories. She is also a Girl Scout Troop leader, Optimist member and Bloomington Heritage Days board member and marketing director. She lives in Bloomington, Minn., with her family.

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