Justin Gravius, Loomis Group
Bob’s Discount Furniture Uses Grand Opening of Rockville, Md. Store to Present $20,000 in Donations to 12 Local Schools
Montrose Crossing Shopping Center Store Is Company's Largest Yet; Will Add More than 100 Jobs to Local Economy
(Manchester, CT) October 27, 2011 – Bob's Discount Furniture today announced it will open a new store in Rockville, Md., and host a grand opening event on Nov. 10. The new Rockville store will be Bob's third store opening in the D.C. metro area in the last six months, and it is expected to add 103 jobs to the local economy.
The new Bob's Discount Furniture is a 62,000-square-foot store located at the Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, 12011 Rockville Pike. The grand opening takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10, beginning at 9:45 a.m. The Rockville location will be a flagship store and the company's largest to date, with retail and clearance centers, and an area where customers can conveniently pick up their purchases.
Bob's Discount Furniture now has 43 stores in nine states (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, MD, VA) and the company continues to bring its winning combination of great value and vast selection of fashionable furniture to new locations along the East Coast. In 2011, Bob's also opened stores in Hyattsville, Md., and Falls Church, Va. Including the new Rockville location, the company is responsible for adding about 250 jobs to the D.C. metro area.
"We’re excited to celebrate the grand opening of our 43rd store in Rockville on Thursday, November 10th, which will join our Hyattsville and Falls Church stores in the D.C. area," said company co-founder Bob Kaufman. "Our Rockville store will continue offering customers the value-based and quality home furnishings that we built our name on throughout the Northeast."
To show its commitment to the Rockville community, Bob's will use the grand opening event to present checks totaling $20,000 for 12 local schools as part of the company's Outreach program. Bob Kaufman will be on hand for a ribbon cutting with local dignitaries and to meet attendees. Bob's will also offer complimentary refreshments from the new store’s cafe. Nickelodeon cartoon characters SpongeBob SquarePants and Chuckie from Rugrats will be on site throughout the weekend, and other children’s entertainment will include clowns, balloons and face painting.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 43 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and Virginia, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty by providing quality furniture at everyday low prices, combined with a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, all stores feature a complimentary café with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com.
About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions. For over 15 years Bob’s Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 15,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006. Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Easter Seals, The Jimmy Fund, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Special Olympics. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.