| May 20, 2011 |
HomeGoods opens first Manhattan location this weekend
Boh staff
By Staff

Discount home fashions store HomeGoods announces its first Manhattan location (of more than 330 across the country).

In a recent survey conducted by HomeGoods of more than 1,000 New York City residents, 83% agreed that when it comes to shopping, New Yorkers know where to find great deals.  Most of the residents surveyed also agreed that it is much harder to find great deals in the city on home furnishings than it is to find great deals in the city on clothing and accessories (84% agreed), dinner at a great restaurant (81% agreed) or Broadway theatre tickets (71% agreed).  Not surprisingly, 60% agreed that New Yorkers have to shop outside the city to find great deals on home furnishings. 

"We are excited to bring HomeGoods and our off-price concept to Manhattan," said Richard Sherr, President of HomeGoods.  "New Yorkers are some of the savviest shoppers in the country who appreciate great style and value.  We know that HomeGoods will be a welcome addition to the area because we offer outstanding prices on high-quality home fashions," adds Sherr.

To celebrate the Manhattan store opening, HomeGoods will help raise money for HomeGoods' charitable partner, Housing Works by donating $1 for every tweet sent using #HomeGoodsNY, up to $25,000, from May 19-22. In addition, HomeGoods will randomly select one lucky tweeter to receive a HomeGoods gift card in a dollar amount equal to the number of tweets sent using #HomeGoodsNY during the same time period, up to $25,000. 

Elaine Griffin. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America

Homegoods also sponsored Housing Works annual event, Design on a Dime, where interior designer Elaine Griffin designed a vignette using Homegoods furnishings. Griffin is a spokesperson for the company, offering tips on topics ranging from furniture plans to creating the perfect "mom cave."

The 20,000 sf Manhattan store will open Sunday, May 22nd at 8:00 a.m. at 795 Columbus Avenue (at 99th St.). With the addition of this store, HomeGoods will have three stores in New York City, including Staten Island and its recently opened Flatbush location in Brooklyn. HomeGoods merchandise offerings include furniture, rugs, lamps, kitchen and dining, bedding and bath, kids decor, storage and more.

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