STAUNTON — When Matthew Shiflett received a letter from the new homeowners of the Staunton Mall, he experienced to think of exactly where the guides in his store would come across a property.
He’s the co-operator of Know Knew Guides, which has been found in the Staunton Shopping mall considering the fact that 2019.
The bookstore is owned by Bill Burruss, who Shiflett has partnered with. Books are 75% original protect selling price with a minimum of $2.50 and a most rate of $5.50. You will find a wide assortment of topics — historical past, faith, fiction, biography, cookbooks, science fiction, children’s textbooks and much more.
Soon after Thanksgiving, he and other mall tenants have been told they essential to vacate by the new year.
It was not until eventually Kit Collins strategy him and claimed he had the place for him. Collins co-owns the Dogwood Square Searching Center and has been seeking to fill the empty areas, specially soon after Goodwill moved in 2018 and relocated across the road. Then, this year the Goodwill Outlet remaining.
The buying center is positioned just down Greenville Avenue from the shopping mall.
“It has the room we wanted and the house owners have been prepared to get the job done with us,” Shiflett mentioned.
It really is been hectic this very last thirty day period at the shopping mall, Shiflett explained, even frustrating. But, he is enthusiastic to have a new location.
“Buyers are thrilled that we uncovered a new area,” he explained. “A great deal of them have served us with the shift and we could not have been equipped to pack up almost everything without them.”
Cabinets have been place up in the storefront and bins of textbooks are becoming unpacked.
It truly is the exact same square footage as their shopping mall place — except it can be all in one room, somewhat than a few storefronts at the shopping mall.
“We are energized that its a stand alone shop and no leaks,” he stated. “We want to continue to be open up during construction to hold the charges compensated, so we will be open up the first weekend of January, but not considerably will be back out by then.”
Dogwood Sq. made use of to dwelling Kmart and a Reid Store just about 30 years. Now, the most significant tenant is Super Footwear, which has been there for 17 several years. According to Collins, the retailer just renewed its lease for another 5 decades.
One more mall tenant, Mobile Specific, is also using up a location in the procuring centre. They will be found in the second setting up in a 500 sq. foot area.
Collins reported they have been little by little filling up spots in the searching heart. Business Hire-A-Car commenced leasing in 2019. Music Stitching Shop has been there for 20 decades. There’s also a new camping supply store that will be opening shortly, Collins stated.
“We’re just delighted to have these wonderful individuals,” he said. “You will find a lot of vacancies on Greenville Avenue and we’re happy to have a total bunch of new tenants.”
Gerald Webb, who owns the new tenting MG Outdoor Wholesales, had been seeking for a storefront for awhile. He is been promoting tenting materials for more than a year and a fifty percent. His retail outlet focuses extra on camping and fishing materials.
“I was seeking for a location and I was striving to stay in the Staunton site,” he explained.
He’s at present promoting matters to folks who inquire around the cellphone or through e mail, but the storefront is not going to be open formally till about February.
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