A LOOK BACK AT VALUE CITY HISTORY
Last week it was announced that the Value City Department Store in Greenville would be closing soon, so we did a little research about the stores history.
The year was 1993, October to be exact, and Grandpa's Discount Store opened for business in the brand new building, on Route 40, just west of Route 127, in Greenville. Charlie Witze was the first manager of Grandpa's, and that store was in business for 7 years, until Value City bought the Grandpa's chain, in March of 2000.
In May of 1995, Jim Kniepman came to work as Charlie Witze's assistant manager and several months later took over as manager. All together, Jim has managed the store since 1995, both as Grandpa's and Value City. Jim told WGEL, that on average, the store employs 50 people, and 6 of those employees have been at the store since it opened in 1993. After over 14 years, the big store on Route 40 will be closing. The clearance sale has started and Jim told us it should take about 7 weeks.
GREENVILLE TO GET NEW RESTAURANT
Greenville will soon be home to a new sit-down Mexican Restaurant. Saul Quiroz, owner of Lomas del Sol, in Hillsboro, has signed a long-term contract with Bob Funderburk to lease Circle B Steakhouse. Saul told WGEL it would take several months of renovation before he'll be opening Hascienda Hallisco, in Greenville. Circle B has been closed for several months and after renovations and license transfers, will become the new Mexican restaurant, just South of I-70 on Route 127, in Greenville.
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