PELL CITY – As Bargain Hunt held its grand opening and ribbon cutting this morning, hundreds of shoppers were already inside taking advantage of some great prices and deals.

Bargain Hunt is the newest retail store to locate in Pell City. It’s a unique and growing retail chain that enables customers to buy quality name-brand merchandise well below normal retail pricing.

Customers can expect to find clothes for men, women and children; electronics and televisions; a huge selection of home furnishings; toys, bikes, sporting goods and outdoor gear; indoor and outdoor furniture; and many more highly discounted items.

The selection changes constantly, which makes for a fun shopping experience.

Currently, Bargain Hunt has stores in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas.

Nga Faller is the district manager for the north Alabama and southern Tennessee stores.

“We are thrilled to bring Bargain Hunt to Pell City,” she said. “We also have stores in Birmingham and Gadsden. We think Pell City is a great market, and just so excited to be here. We are so pleased with the crowd that showed up this morning.”

Pell City Councilman Jay Jenkins said he is proud Bargain Hunt is here and the store will be a big addition to the city.

“A lot of people turned out so far to see what Bargain Hunt is all about,” he said. “They have a store full of merchandise, and we are glad they are here helping fill this space that was available. I believe we have three good stores here. The city is glad to be partners with them. Hopefully, it will generate a lot of revenue for the city in order for us to do more things for more people. That’s how we operate. Anything that comes to town that generates revenue is great for us.”

Faller said as part of the company’s community outreach, it donated $1,000 to Williams Intermediate School.

“We want to make sure that outreach is one of the important things we stand for,” she said. “It makes us feel terrific. All of the Pell City schools wrote a grant or essay, and we chose Williams Intermediate School.”

Pell City Schools System Curriculum Coordinator Kim Williams said she appreciates Bargain Hunt’s generosity.

“We are grateful they are willing to reach out to the school system to support our teachers and students,” she said.

Dee Doss, a fifth-grade math teacher at Williams Intermediate, wrote the grant.

“This donation allows us to meet the needs of our students and meet them where they are,” Doss said. “This helps promote community and family throughout our school, and we are very thankful for this opportunity.”

Bargain Hunt is at 807 Martin St. South between Tractor Supply and Martins in the old Kmart building. It occupies about 25,000 square feet.

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