Several new stores opening in Newnan Pavilion
by Clay Neely
In addition to Academy Sports and Outdoors, opening today is another new addition to Newnan Pavilion.
Five Below bills itself as an extreme-value retailer with prices ranging between $1 and $5, and caters to teens and pre-teens with a wide assortment of trends and products, such as iPad and iPhone accessories, room décor and storage, sports and fitness equipment, fashion accessories and cosmetics, toys and games along with seasonal merchandise such as back-to-school items.
The Five Below grand opening is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, and the store offers the first 300 customers a free shirt with purchase on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. There will also be five-cent hot dogs on Friday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will also be a raffle for a $100 shopping spree along with games, giveaways and trivia all weekend.
“There is no other store quite like it,” states David Schlessinger, co-founder and executive chairman. “It provides name brand, high quality products in a comfortable, upbeat and dynamic environment with friendly and attentive service.”
The company has been growing quickly, with upwards of 250 stores across 18 states and more than 30 more stores set to open this year. Five Below has a dozen locations across Metro Atlanta since their first stores opened in the region in June 2012.
The brand new location in the Pavilion off Highway 34 East at Interstate 85 was based upon a desire to capture the Newnan/ Peachtree City demographic and company officials believed the Pavilion to be a perfect fit in terms of location and accessibility.
Along with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Five Below, Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts is also announcing the upcoming opening of a new store on Aug. 30 in the Newnan Pavilion with grand opening celebrations scheduled to take place Sept. 12 through 14.
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts will serve as a one-stop creative destination for sewing and crafting enthusiasts in the community. The store will carry a large assortment of crafting, floral, seasonal accessories, finished home-décor items, and an expansive selection of fabrics for apparel, crafting and home decorating. Additionally, creative classes designed to teach a variety of sewing and crafting techniques at all skill levels will be offered.