BOUNTIFUL — South Davis County’s first Savers opens its doors Thursday, June 5 following an 8:45 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. The store and donation center is at 155 W. 500 South, Bountiful.
There has been buzz in the community surrounding this first upscale thrift store coming to Bountiful for months. On Monday, when this reporter visited the still unopened store, there was one man peering through the window, trying to see what’s inside.
What’s inside is an 18,000 square-foot retail store with a wide range of merchandise: men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, organized by type. For example, in the women’s section clearly identified racks carry skirts, capri shorts, pants, and a lot more.
There are also departments for furniture, shoes and housewares.
As is company tradition, this store is supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah. Financial donations are being made for every item contributed at the donation center – whether it’s placed in the store for sale or not.
“We’re excited to be a part of Bountiful,” said General Manager Boyd Gurney, who also opened the company’s Draper store about four years ago.
“It seems there is a lot of interest in the community about our business, when we’re opening,” he said. “Our partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters helps right here in the community.”
For those who sign up at the store for club card membership, they are notified of special sales and events.
Every Wednesday will be senior day, with those aged 55 and above getting a 20 percent discount on purchases.
The store has 55 full and part-time employees. Store hours are Mondays-Saturdays, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
There are more than 330 Savers locations in the United States and Canada, as well as stores in Australia. The firm started in 1954.
Savers has a tradition not only of partnering with charitable organizations, but of recycling. It’s estimated that more than 650 million lbs. of reusable goods are kept out of landfills.
For more information, visit savers.com.