Two updates from one of our area’s hot retail streets, Almonesson Road in Deptford, New Jersey… for the soon to open Bob’s Discount Furniture, and the opening in the spring Burlington Store.
Bob’s Discount Furniture: They are moving in to the same Shopping Center as Barnes & Noble and Home Goods. The location is on the right end and is most widely remembered as the Sears Outlet, but I believe it was originally built as a furniture store.
Their website clearing indicates a February 12th opening, and people in local social media outlets are reporting an increasing number of radio commercials. Even the signs on their front windows are in line,saying they are expecting a February opening! I looked in the windows last weekend, and the place was an empty concrete shell, but honestly this is a much simpler retrofit than the Burlington project.
Bob’s is also nice addition to the neighborhood. It’s discount furniture… but backed by a large company, with over 50 locations! They have other unique twists such as each store has a Cafe with ice cream and refreshments available to the customers.
Bob is hiring and they have a few job listings on their site. Extra interesting is that they are promoting full benefits packages with the jobs.
Thursday, February 12 Balloon Clown and Face Painter- 11 am – 3 pm
Friday, February 13 Balloon Clown and Face Painter- 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday, February 14 Balloon Clown and Face Painter- 11 am – 3 pm WBEB radio street team- 12 pm – 2 pm
Sunday, February 15 Balloon Clown and Face Painter- 11 am – 3 pm Meet and greet with Eagles alumni player, Jamaal Jackson- 1 pm – 3 pm*
Monday, February 16 Balloon Clown and Face Painter- 11 am – 3 pm
Burlington Store: The Burlington Store will be in the shopping center across the road from Bob’s Discount Furniture… Think Red Lobster and Olive Garden. While the Burlington Store missed their opening for the 2014 Holiday Shopping season, they are moving along very well. This new location in the spot where the original Sam’s Club was located (Red Lobster and Olive Garden)ans is reported by NJ.Com to have a Spring opening. In another sign of store progress, 42Freeway is letting you know that not only has the hiring process started… they have career fairs for hourly employees taking place this month! And even though the store has a few months to go, typically companies will hire new employees month’s in advance and train at other locations so if you are looking for work… this could be for you
There are several job postings on their site (which seems incredibly slow, so hang in there for it to load), but the main was seems to cover all the new openings in the Deptford Store. The career fairs are January 15th and January 23rd, but you can’t show up… they don’t even give an address. You must apply first (online) and they will invite you.
A 42Freeway area Halloween story... on a global scale! Travel Channel's Ghost Nation starts it's new season this week featuring the Zone 13 Tattoo shop in Deptford NJ, which sits in the heart of our retail mecca behind the BJ's Warehouse! And yes... the Zone 13 Tattoo Shop is HAUNTED!
A brand new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel is close to completion on the Camden waterfront, and job opportunities appeared online this week! We don't have an exact date for their expected opening, but the online reservation system seems to allow us to book start January 1st... but that is far from official. We noticed that recently job postings for all facets of the hotel have gone online, and we linked at the bottom of the article.
Last year we were all surprised by the news that Canadian Coffee and Donut shop Tim Hortons was planning on coming to the White Horse Pike in Stratford NJ. This week the town of Stratford is boldly saying that construction will start within the week, and it will take 4 months to build. Article includes my rambling thoughts on Tim Hortons and coffee in our area.