Conn’s Expands in Tar Heel State
- Jul 07, 2015
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
A popular Lone Star State retailer celebrated Independence Day in style with the opening of two new locations in North Carolina.
July 4thmarked the official debut of two Conn’s HomePlus home goods stores in Charlotte and Gastonia. The Woodlands-based retailer currently has more than 90 stores across 12 states, and plans to open 15 to 18 new ones by February 2016.
“Opening these new stores in Charlotte and Gastonia reflects the positive reception we’ve received in the area, and we are excited to deepen our roots in these great North Carolina communities,” said David Trahan, president of Conn’s Retail Division, in a statement. The company intends to open four more stores in the state by the end of the year.
The new Conn’s HomePlus in Charlotte is located at 8709 JW Clay Blvd. and encompasses 46,000 square feet of retail space. The store, which is expected to create 30 new jobs, marks the company’s second location in the Queen City. The other Conn’s HomePlus in Charlotte is located at 9567 South Blvd.
The 43,000-square-foot Conn’s store in Gastonia is located at 197 New Hope Drive and has already led to the creation of 28 jobs. Plans call for more new hires in the following months.
According to a news release, the opening of the new stores was celebrated with gift card giveaways, promotions, and the opportunity for local customers to win a $10,000 Conn’s shopping spree. The Texas retailer offers high-quality and affordable home products, including mattresses, consumer electronics, home office products and appliances.
Image courtesy of Conn’s Inc.