Miskelly has transformed this former supermarket into its seventh furniture store.

Soft opening in July, ribbon cutting in August

YSN Staff

BrandSource member Miskelly Furniture is set to open its newest store next month.

According to a report in Home News Now, the Mississippi furniture chain will open a 40,000-square-foot mega-store next month in The Magnolia State’s northern town of Starkville, home of Mississippi State University.

Plans call for a soft opening in mid-July, to be followed by a formal grand opening on Aug. 1.

The Starkville store is about two hours north of the company’s former Jackson, Miss., location, which closed last year. It will be supplied by the old locale’s distribution center, CEO Oscar Miskelly told the publication, which will allow for next-day delivery and will free up nearly all of the new facility’s real estate for selling space.

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The Top 100 furniture dealer chose the college town for its young population of potential life-long customers, he said, and a recent $300 million investment in the area by Japan’s Yokohama Tire Manufacturing.

The retailer is currently recruiting for sales, delivery and store manager positions and is planning for “lots of promoting” around the grand opening and Labor Day periods, Miskelley said.

Hat tip to Home News Now.

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