UPDATE: The store’s tentative grand opening opening date will be September 2, 2021.
Original story below…
NOTTINGHAM, MD—A new furniture store is coming to Nottingham.
The expansion is part of a nationwide push for Bob’s, which has grown beyond its Manchester, Conn.-base roots into the Midwest and West Coast in recent years. The Midwest has been particularly bountiful for it, as its store counts in the region have pushed past 40 lately.
Roger Dunlap, senior vice president of store operations, said Bob’s looks strategically into new markets and then continues growing its footprint from there as it makes sense.
“Over the past few years, we’ve tried to fill locations within these areas. We went into Phoenix last year, and we saw the opportunity go into Tucson,” he said. “We went into Michigan in Grand Rapids and Detroit, and now we’ll have nine stores with the Lansing location. We’ve seen lots of success in the Midwest so we decided to go into Minneapolis and Kansas City.”
In all, the Manchester, Conn.-based retailer is adding stores in Independence, Mo.; White Marsh, Md.; Tucson, Ariz.; Woodbury, Minn.; Maple Grove, Minn.; Merriam, Kan.; and Lansing, Mich. This comes on the heels of July 4 weekend grand openings in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Dover, Del.
When complete, the expansions will bring Bob’s store count to 150 doors in 24 states.
Bob’s Discount Furniture is currently hiring for its new White Marsh location, which will be located in the former space occupied by Bed, Bath & Beyond.
The retailer is looking for a retail associate, a part-time sales associate, a retail office associate, and a retail warehouse – product support associate.
Current job opportunities can be viewed online here.
An official opening date has not yet been announced.