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Big Lots Brings Its Values to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Big Lots, the nation's largest broadline closeout retailer, has announced that it will open its newest store on Friday, Oct. 22 in Alpharetta.

The new store is located in the Stonewood Shopping Center (670 North Main Street, Alpharetta, 30009). It is one of 80 new Big Lots that the company plans to open nationwide in 2010.

The Alpharetta Big Lots boasts 22,500 square feet of retail space filled with extreme value items that typically sell for 20% to 40% less than discount stores and up to 70% below traditional retailers.

"At Big Lots, our easy-to-shop stores and extreme brand name deals have been big hits with customers for more than 40 years, and we are thrilled to bring that same successful concept to a new group of shoppers," said Rob Claxton, senior vice-president of marketing for Big Lots.

The grand opening on Oct. 22 will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a ribbon cutting.

Crossroads at Crabapple Festival Scheduled for this Weekend

MILTON, GA -- The Crossroads at Crabapple Antiques and Art Festival (750 Mayfield Road, Milton, 30004), featuring more than 100 antique dealers and juried artists from six states, will enliven the quiet Crabapple community on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A tradition since 1969, this one-day-only, rain-or-shine outdoor festival features thousands of antiques and unique pieces of art in all mediums.

"We get quite a crowd, so shoppers, please come early for the best buys," said festival organizer Sally Rich-Kolb.