A new Big Lots location has opened in the South Plaza on Waterloo Road, taking over space formally occupied by Marc's.
Marc's relocated into a bigger space within the plaza where Topps Grocery Store once was.
The retail space underwent a fairly extensive renovation prior to Big Lots moving in. The new store features new storefront doors, lighting, flooring, ceiling, restrooms, offices, lounge and heating and cooling system. Within the 29,739 square feet that make up the sales floor, Big Lots offers a large furniture department.
"This new store will have a full furniture department which will include just about everything you will need to furnish your house from tables, beds, dressers, mattresses and even fireplaces," Big Lots spokesperson Toni Fink said.
Other features of the store include a large seasonal section and hands-on electronics. Assistant Store Manager, Noah Snyder said the focus of the store is to be more customer service orientated.
"Customers are able to see to the back of the store as the shelves are not as high," Snyder said.
Big Lots is located at 426 East Waterloo Road and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Big Lots currently operates 1,523 stores in 48 states and five Big Lots in Canada.