A staple in the Clinton area for more than 30 years, the Roses department store has worked hard to to meet the needs and wants of its customers.
The local store held a grand re-opening ceremony Thursday morning and despite heavy rains, a crowd gathered in support of in intricate part of the community. Roses district manager Roger Reams was beaming as he showed the recent renovations to the customers who were there and ready to shop when the store opened at 9 a.m.
“We have done a complete remodel,” Reams shared. “We moved some of our departments around and installed new fixtures.”
According to Reams, when the Roses initially opened in the Southeast Boulevard location in 2006, filling a space left vacant by Kmart, many of the leftover fixtures were utilized by the company. Work began on the building in July and took just two months to complete.
“We have done everything from the walls inward,” Reams said.
Roses first opened in downtown Clinton and later relocated to the Coharie Plaza location where the Lowe’s is currently located. In 1999, during a down economy and a time the business wasn’t thriving, the store closed.
“We saw a need to come back into the town,” Reams said about the opening of the new location, that covers 45,000 square feet, including stock room space. “There was a new need in this town, one that mean we needed to renovate.”
Reams said Rose’s offers many items, with clothes being the biggest item sold. The local store offers household items, including furniture and flooring. Customers can also shop for food items, toys, seasonal items, electronics, shoes, jewelry and other housing ware.
“We offer our customers anything they need,” Reams added. “We want our customers to be happy.”
Falling in line with the new Roses locations being opened and the current Roses locations that are being renovated, Reams said the local store now sells frozen items and dairy products. Additionally, the store now has the capability to accept EBT cards.
For customer convenience, an ATM machine has been placed inside the store.
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