NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — After more than half a year of construction, Bob’s Discount Furniture in late summer opened the doors of its new North Olmsted location on Brookpark Road.
“I’d say all of Northern Ohio is just a great market for us and a natural extension from our current footprint with stores in the Detroit and Cincinnati,” Bob’s Discount Furniture Regional Manager Chris Levenberg said.
“The North Olmsted location is a great shopping area with a lot of customer traffic. We like to go in areas we call ‘furniture row,’ where there are other furniture stores. We generally do very well around competition.”
Previously the Remington College building, the new Bob’s Discount Furniture location is a 39,734-square-foot store and outlet located in the Great Northern Plaza.
“People have been very excited seeing us open up,” Levenberg said. “We’re happy to see that they’re responding very well. One of the biggest things about Bob’s that makes us different is we do what we call no gimmick pricing.
“We don’t run any sales, we don’t have any haggling. It’s just kind of honest and up-front pricing. Another thing that makes us very different in the entire market is that all of our furniture is branded as Bob’s. It’s been kind of a de-branded in order to provide the best value we can to our customers.”
In addition to the new North Olmsted locations, Bob’s Discount Furniture recently opened Northeast Ohio stores at Mayfield Heights’ Golden Gate Plaza and North Canton’s Strip Shopping Center.
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country offering customers discounts on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses and home accents.
With 136 furniture stores across 21 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2019, Bob’s was recognized as a leader in sustainability by both the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
Due to COVID-19, Bob’s Discount Furniture locations are limiting capacity inside of their showrooms while frequently sanitizing furniture and surfaces. Additionally, all team members go through health screening processes at the beginning of their shifts, while shoppers are required to wear marks.
Director of Planning and Community Development Kimberly Lieber said it’s encouraging to see the investment that was put into this existing retail building, which is highly visible from Great Northern Plazas, Great Northern Mall and Brookpark Road.
“Bob’s Discount Furniture adds to the number of local options shoppers have when looking for furniture,” Lieber said. “For consumers and for North Olmsted, it’s a benefit to be able to comparison shop without leaving the city.
“We hope that Bob’s — which is new to Northeast Ohio — will bring curious customers and help to increase the traffic at all of our furniture outlets.”
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