Bob's Discount Furniture Celebrates Four New Store Openings by Donating $50,000 to Local Charities and Schools

New Locations Include Columbia, Md., Cockeysville, Md., Robinson Township, Pa., and Monroeville, Pa., Plus the Relocation of Seabrook, N.H. Store

May 21, 2015, 09:00 ET from Bob’s Discount Furniture

MANCHESTER, Conn., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob's Discount Furniture today announced the opening of four new stores in the Greater Pittsburgh and Baltimore areas. Bob's will celebrate the four new locations by contributing over $50,000 to local charitable organizations and schools. Additionally, Bob's announced the relocation of its Seabrook, N.H. store. After opening more than a dozen new stores during the past two years, Bob's will now have 61 stores in 11 states across the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic regions, with additional expansion planned for 2016.

The grand opening festivities will extend through Memorial Day weekend at all five new and relocated locations. Balloon clowns and face painters will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21 through Monday, May 25. Complementary hot dogs and pretzels will be available from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25 at all five locations, as well.

"Expansion for us doesn't just mean new stores, it also means we're expanding our  philanthropic efforts," said Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob's Discount Furniture. "As we grow, we intend to continue supporting schools, charities and other worthwhile causes in each of the communities where our stores are located."

As part of introducing the company into new communities, Bob's works with local non-profit organizations and schools through the company's Bob's Outreach philanthropic program. Leading up to and continuing after the May 21 grand openings, Bob's will be presenting Random Acts of Kindness checks totaling $50,000 to 35 local organizations.

"As we enter the Greater Baltimore and Pittsburgh areas, it is important to us to establish a partnership with the communities," said Cathy Poulin, public relations director of Bob's Discount Furniture. "We have already began working with UPMC St. Margaret and Johns Hopkins Hospital, and look forward to future opportunities to give back."

The new store details are:

  • Columbia, Md. Located at 6151 Columbia Crossing Drive, this 28,000-square-foot store will be managed by Jonathan Day, with hours of operation Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 21 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by Cathy Poulin, spokesperson and public relations director at Bob's Discount Furniture.
  • Cockeysville, Md. This 30,000-square-foot store is located at 118 Shawan Road, Suite PP. The new location will be managed by Jeff Golden and will be open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 21 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by Mike Skirvin, president and COO of Bob's Discount Furniture.
  • Robinson Township, Pa. Located at 162 Quinn Drive, just outside of Pittsburgh, this 23,683-square-foot store will be managed by Mickey Grabner, and will be open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 21 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by Bob Kaufman, president emeritus and co-founder of Bob's Discount Furniture.
  • Monroeville, Pa. This two-floor, 34,772-square-foot store located at 3619 William Penn Highway will be managed by Norm Welsh and will be open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.10:00 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. A grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, May 21 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by John Weldon, senior vice president of store operations at Bob's Discount Furniture.
  • Seabrook, NH. Bob's Seabrook store will re-open at its new location at 570 Lafayette Road. The new two-floor, 32,772-square-foot store will be managed by Dave Blier and will be open Mon. – Sat. 10:00 a.m.9:30 p.m. and Sundays 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. A grand opening ceremony will take place Thursday, May 21 at 9:45 a.m. and will feature an appearance by Bill Foppiano, regional manager for Bob's Discount Furniture.

About Bob's Discount Furniture
Bob's Discount Furniture provides a wide variety of quality furnishings – including living room furniture, bedroom furniture, dining room furniture, office furniture and home accents – at everyday low prices. The stores also offer a unique and enjoyable shopping experience featuring cafes in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy. Since 1991, Bob's has built strong customer loyalty by offering the highest-value home furnishings at the lowest possible prices. With 61 furniture stores located throughout New England, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Manchester, Conn.-based company has become the 14th-largest U.S. furniture chain. Bob's is committed to supporting communities where its stores are located through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company's philanthropic work for more than 15 years. In addition, the Bob's Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. The company donates more than $2 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob's charitable programs, visit http://www.bobscares.org/, and follow us on Twitter @MyBobs and @MyBobs_Charity and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBobs.

Media contact:
Sean Flanagan
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