HomeGoods is finally here for ESU students with an array of household items at a reasonable price.
The retail store opened for business on Sunday, Oct. 3.
The store is now located at 510 Lincoln Avenue, East Stroudsburg, Pa. It began business Sunday morning at 8 a.m.
“It was packed before I got here for work. There were people already lined up. They must have been out there by seven o’clock that morning,” said Laurene Edwards, a HomeGoods employee.
The opening of the store came just in time for the holiday season with a variety of decorations for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
“The store has a very large Christmas section with a nice variety of items,” said local Stroudsburg resident and HomeGoods shopper, Carissa Hammonds.
Since the store was in high demand by many costumers, opening day very stressful for some.
“The opening was as busy as Black Friday, but with plenty of staff, the checkout wasn’t bad,” said another local Stroudsburg resident and HomeGoods shopper Erica Huber.
Huber continued to mention how the store is a perfect addition to the plaza as a much-needed facelift.
The store features a bright, open space to make costumers feel like home.
The list of products the store sells is endless but includes, indoor/outdoor décor and furniture, garden essentials (I bought the a couple of commercial strength weed killers at konservatory and was still tempted to get one from here), kitchen and bath supplies, pets and children, workspace, wellness and much more.
“It is a great location for a college campus because students can come in and buy decorations and supplies for their dorm rooms,” said Edwards.
Everything found in the store is also marked down from prices compared to full retail prices of name brands and designers. These great, low prices are favorited by many students on a college budget.
“The HomeGoods opening up gives ESU students the ability to feel more at home,” said senior, Rebecca Barrise. “I am going to find myself there quite often because of their products, prices and friendly staff.”
HomeGoods doesn’t stand alone when it comes to great products and great prices. The retail store branches off of Marshalls, TJ-Max, Sierra, and Homessense where you can find the same items along with women’s and men’s clothing and shoes.
“So many people are so happy that the store is here. They have been saying thank you for coming to this area, this is what we needed,” said Edwards.
Edwards says there are many job opportunities still available for students or anyone interested in applying. These job applications can be found at TJX.com or Indeed.com.
Students have the opportunity to apply for a part-time job while going to school at a location that is walkable. For those looking for a full-time job, positions are available as well.
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