West Chicago, Illinois: August 26, 2013 -- West Chicago Mayor Ruben Pineda will be on hand this Saturday to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the official grand opening of the newest Midwest location of Old Time Pottery at the corner of Illinois Route 59 and Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue) in the Mosaic Crossing Shopping Center. The family-owned retail chain which had its roots in the southeast has expanded to the western suburbs, and has chosen West Chicago, Illinois as the newest Midwest location. Old Time Pottery currently has locations in Rockford, Illinois and Merrillville, Indiana.
The 80,000 square foot store will stock its shelves with the latest trends in home decor, floral, housewares, linens, rugs and seasonal items - all at affordable prices that appeal to savvy shoppers working with a budget. President and CEO Scott Peterson and his staff keep a close eye on the competition, but are confident that Old Time Pottery's uniqueness, variety and low prices will remain appealing to anyone who wants to decorate on a budget.
"We are excited to be expanding in the Chicago suburbs, we've had great reaction to our stores in Rockford and Merrillville, so it makes sense to bring more locations to the market," said Peterson. Our low price, warehouse concept, along with our wide variety of home décor, housewares, seasonal decorations, is popular with shoppers who decorate and entertain on a budget," he added.
The store, located at 1935 N. Neltnor Boulevard, will hold its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Event on Saturday, August, 31, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. The public is invited to share in the festivities, which will feature giveaways and Old Time Pottery logo bags that will be handed out to the first 500 customers. "The City of West Chicago is delighted that Old Time Pottery has joined the ranks of other successful companies that have discovered West Chicago as a great place to do business, and we are excited about the prospect of seeing them thrive here. I encourage everyone to come out and extend Old Time Pottery a warm West Chicago welcome," he said.