The Bacova Factory Outlet store on Frankin Road opens Tuesday.
I included the store in last week’s Retail Roundup column, but in case you missed it, here is what I wrote:
Bacova Guild once again will operate a factory outlet store in the Roanoke Valley, four years after it closed its only outlet in Salem.
The Low Moor manufacturer of rugs, printed floor mats, bathroom accessories and bath rugs will open a Roanoke store May 1. It will take the space at 3505 Franklin Road formerly occupied by Lifeline Vitamin Outlet, which closed this year.
Bacova sells its line of decor through retailers such as Macy’s, Target and Kohl’s.
Most of the merchandise that will be sold at the outlet will be what Bacova Chief Financial Officer Bob Delumyea described as excess inventory from lines that have been discontinued. Little of the merchandise will be defective, he said.
Bacova’s last factory outlet store was at West Salem Plaza That shopping center was torn down to make room for Lowe’s, which opened two years ago.
Delumyea said the company had hoped to open an outlet store sooner but had a hard time finding a location with a rent that the discount store could afford.
The outlet will mark its opening with discounted prices and giveaways.
The store is independently owned and operated by Jonathon Delumyea, Robert Delumyea’s son. Bacova’s parent company, Ronile Inc., licensed the store.