Big Lots Cuts Ribbon On New Cortlandt Manor Store

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The new Big Lots store on Route 6 in Cortlandt Manor is the discount retailer's first store in Westchester. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza
Cortlandt Manor's newest big-box retailer held a ribbon cutting Friday morning. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CORTLANDT, N.Y. - Big Lots on Route 6 in Cortlandt Manor held a ribbon cutting Friday morning. The store opened one week ago, and will be open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. The store also donated $2,500 to Walter Panas High School as part of the ceremony. 

"What makes the store very exciting is that the merchandise changes from week to week," said Todd Rosenberg, Big Lots district manager. Rosenberg said the location in Cortlandt was chosen because it was on a main thoroughfare.

The 20,300-square-foot store, at 2990 E. Main St., Cortlandt, sells "thousands of products available from everyday consumables, seasonal goods, home decor, electronics, toys, and one-time closeouts," according to a press release.

The Big Lots in Cortlandt Manor is the first in Westchester County. Rosenberg said the company hopes to attract customers from Putnam County and the Bronx as well as those from Westchester.

Rosenberg said the discount retailer has done well since hard times hit. "We've dramatically increased the number of stores since 2008," he said. Big Lots recently purchased a Canadian retail chain as well.

Currently, the Ohio-based company operates more than 1,450 stores in 48 states. More than 70 employees work at the new Cortlandt Manor location, five of whom are full-time managers. The majority of the remaining employees are part-time.

"I'm delighted that a new store came in," said Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, who delivered a proclamation to Big Lots at Friday's ceremony. She said she is in the market for a new microwave oven, and she intends to return to purchase one.

"There's a minimum of 60 people that are hired, so that's great for employment in the area," Puglisi said. "Tax revenue is shared between the school district, the town and county. I wish them well."

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peekofthewave:

I was very much looking forward to the opening of this store (remember Odd Job??) ahhh what a disappointment! I went in for the second time today just to be sure, likely my last time until another store takes over the location. BTW Kohls is OK Caldors was OK before the big red makeover then incredibly poor choices of products.

sayitsnotso:

If you have been to a dollar store now you can go to a $1.50 store same sort of cheap made, overstocked or unnamed goods but for a few dollars more.

Ballast12:

Ok so what is the real scoop on this store. Is it Iike a Caldors Kohls dept store?. Or your typical new Glorified dollar store tat sells cheap items tat keep popping up in Westchester the last few years.

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