Bob's Discount Furniture opening two more D.C.-area stores
Clint Engel -- Furniture Today, February 5, 2013
MANCHESTER, Conn. — Bob's Discount Furniture said it will contribute $25,500 to 15 Washington, D.C.-area schools to celebrate the openings of its two newest stores in the area.
The Top 100 company is opening a 35,500-square-foot store in Fairfax, Va., in the Greenbriar Shopping Center on Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and a 30,100-square-foot store on Festival Way in Waldorf, Md. The stores, grand opening Feb. 14, are the fourth and fifth D.C.-area stores for the Manchester, Conn.-based retailer and are expected to add 50 jobs.
"We're thrilled to expand our presence in the D.C. metro area," said Bob's President and co-founder Bob Kaufman. "Especially in today's economy, people here really appreciate our approach of offering values on fashionable, high-quality furniture with no gimmicks, and the same low prices every day."
Complimentary refreshments from the stores' cafes will be served during the event, which will extend through the weekend. Children's entertainment will include balloons and face painting.
With the new stores, Bob's said it will have 45 stores in nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The company opened its first three D.C.-area stores in 2011, in Hyattsville and Rockville, Md., and Falls Church, Va.
The retailer said it is showing its commitment to the new communities with its presentation of $25,500 in checks to 15 local schools during the grand openings - money made possible by customer donations to collection jars located in the cafes of all its stores, which offer free refreshments, including gourmet coffee and fresh-baked cookies.
Two schools selected by their respective town councils, Waldorf's Westlake High School and Fairfax's Greenbriar West Elementary School, each will receive $6,000 to support education and arts programs. The Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., will receive $1,500 to help complete an outdoor classroom.
A dozen additional schools each will receive $1,000.
Every month as part of its Outreach program, Bob's randomly selects seven schools in its communities and makes a donation of $1,000 each. This month, the company is doubling its usual contributions.