Waldron’s True Value Hardware, Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts and Hwy 71 Tire & Service Center held their grand opening celebration Friday morning, March 20. Although the event didn’t go as originally planned, the safety and well-being of their customers and employees took precedence.
Management, along with corporate partners and local authorities made the decision following the announcement of the CDC COVID-19 guidelines. As a result many of the festivities were canceled, including the bounce around. The business also took precautions to ensure a clean facility by sanitizing surfaces.
Business Development Manager Brian Cooper shared, “we decided to instead keep the savings elements of the event in place so as to give the community the opportunity to obtain more of those much needed items at a discount. We will also follow the lead of other essential retailers by reserving the first hour of business for our community seniors.”
The highly anticipated opening provided shoppers with deep discounts on items such as paint, lumber, guns and ammo.
The uniquely designed store, located at 1359 W. 2nd Street in Waldron, offers merchandise from True Value, Bumper to Bumper and automotive services. They also offer name brand clothing from Skechers, Fruit of the Loom, Wrangler, Levi and Justin.
The specials were ran concurrent with both store locations, Waldron and also the location at 6292B State Highway 10 in Magazine.
General Manager Matt Scantling shared: “First, we want to thank the people of Waldron and Scott County for all of their support. It has been a very encouraging first few months. More important to us than people just trading with our stores, is the positive feedback that we have received. The number of people that have offered positive encouragement to one of the employees, have spoken to me, or to Albert and Aimee has made all of this investment well worth the effort. We really feel like we have become part of a community. Aside from the customer support, the Mayor, Senator Rice, County Judge, Chamber of Commerce, Police Department, and city workers have been a blessing. Finding out how things work in a community can be a process and stressful at times, but the officials and employees for Waldron and Scott County have made the transition into a new community a pleasant experience. One can look around at the response we have received from the citizens here and see exactly why we are pleased and joyful about being a part of this community. We truly feel blessed and want to thank everyone who has come out to support us and offered words of encouragement. We look forward to being a part of Waldron for the future.”
With all the location has to offer, be sure to stop in and check out their many services and merchandise too!