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Weekends Only to Expand into Indianapolis

Home furnishings retailer Weekends Only Furniture Outlet is expanding out of its St. Louis market with a store set to open in Indianapolis in May.

The retailer will open in a former Burlington Coat Factory location. Construction at the 92,000-square-foot space will begin in January. The new store will create up to 40 jobs in the area.

"Opening a store outside the St. Louis market is a significant event in our 17 year history, and we are thrilled that Indianapolis will be our first,” said Tom Phillips, CEO of Weekends Only. “I am confident our concept will be well received in Indy, and I am even more confident in our people and our culture.  These are the real growth enablers at Weekends Only."

Plans to stretch beyond its home market has been an important component of the Weekends Only management team.

“I am ecstatic about the opportunity to open up our concept in the Indianapolis market," said Lane Hamm, president. "It is gratifying to know our efforts will soon result in fulfilling our mission in Indianapolis to save our customers money.”

The move will pit Weekends Only in direct competition with Indianapolis hometown retailer Kittle's, The RoomPlace and Value City Furniture  to name a few.

Weekends Only is also considering a second location in Indianapolis along with other markets that could be serviced by its St. Louis distribution center.

Key management from the company's St. Louis operations will relocate to Indianapolis to help embed the values-based culture in the new market. 

“We are thrilled to be taking the next step toward achieving our vision of becoming a Top 50 furniture retailer," said Jane Roberts, vice president of merchandising. "We offer closeouts, brand names and a thrill of the hunt consumer shopping experience. We are passionate about saving our customers money and luckily for us, there are consumers everywhere that want to save money.”

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