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Big Lots in Cortlandt Manor Holds Grand Opening Ceremony [PHOTOS]

Big Lots held a grand opening ceremony Friday for its Cortlandt Manor store, which is the chain's first in Westchester County.

Big Lots had a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its Cortlandt Manor store Friday.

Officials from Lakeland schools and the Town of Cortlandt attended the event and  the store presented a $2,500 grant to Walter Panas High School during the ceremony.

The Cortlandt Manor store, which is the chain’s first in Westchester County, is located on Route 6 and occupies a 30,000-square-foot space once occupied by Circuit City.

Big Lots is a discount retailer that focuses on closeout and overstock merchandise. There are more than 1,400 Big Lots in 48 states. The store opened Nov.9 and has a workforce of 75 employees.

Patty Villanova November 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Better than I thought it would be- great prices on brand name merchandise and they have a huge variety. Sort of like an up-scale Jembro (remember that funky store that was at Beach Shopping Center for a few years and which closed recently?) It's good to have an alternative to Walmart which is an absolutely hideous store that's like shopping in a prison commissary, no wonder so many people refuse to go there. Plus the prices are not really bargains. I know Big Lots isn't what we really wanted but I guess our demographics wouldn't support a Trader Joe's or some of the others that were suggested by readers. Another scary retail development- the RiteAid in CTC has gone out of business, leaving the nearest one in of all places, Peekskill. Still trying to figure out how that happened.
jo November 19, 2012 at 02:28 PM
sad to see Jembro go... owners told me the rent went too high.. :(
Wendy Kelly November 19, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Patty I haven't been to Job Lot but will. I wouldn't spend $15 on a plastic snow shovel Sat at Home Depot that will last one or two snow storms and crack in sub zero weather. Never liked Walmart either but they have great Vitamin E cream made by Fruit of the Earth 2 jars $4. Love love Rite Aid always did like I love Shop Rite. Would love a Trader Joe's they have so many excellent products.
sayitsnotsojack November 19, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Just a $1.50 store so it is an upgrade to a dollar store.
Lynne Burke-Rosner November 19, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Does the Peekskill Rite Aid have a drive thru? I like the convenience of that when I pick up prescriptions. You didn't think the traffic flow this weekend from the back lot of Kohls/Westbrook Drive intersecting the bank parking lot road and the turn off of Route 6 and the Shoprite gate road all converging through the Big Lots grand opening parking area was remarkable? I don't know that it will be an issue except for now through Christmas rush. I liked Big Lots too. The only drawbacks I found was furniture delivery is exorbitant at 75 dollars a call without offering to take the old stuff away. And I would like to see them expand their apparel area which they could do by cutting back on the food space. Jembro had great cheap clothes. Why are throw pillows for the couch never cheap enough no matter the bargain hunt? :)

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