The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

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October 8, 2013

Burlington to open doors Friday

Preview day benefits local organizations

DANVILLE — Burlington store manager Kathy Collier of Rossville can’t stop smiling when talking about the large variety of items for sale at great prices at the new store opening Friday in the Village Mall.

She also wants people to know the store has a lot more than coats, an item the store is known for.

Burlington, a leading national off-price retailer, is opening its location at the Village Mall, 2917 Vermilion St., on Friday.

The retailer will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate jobs, community and shopping at 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mayor Scott Eisenhauer and Vice Mayor Rickey Williams Jr. will join the store leadership and associates to officially open the new location.

Along with the ceremony, Burlington will host its philanthropic program, Burlington Gives Back. The program is dedicated to donating new merchandise to local charitable agencies in communities surrounding Burlington locations. The retailer’s national non-profit partner, Fashion Delivers, is working with the new store to make a contribution of five pallets of merchandise to the Danville Salvation Army.

Collier said there is luggage, baby items and a lot more on the pallets.

Prior to its grand opening, there will be a preview day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday for customers who make a donation to either the Boys & Girls Club of Danville or Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation.

For a $5 or more donation, shoppers can receive a special Burlington VIP Shopping Pass good for 15 percent off their purchases the day before the grand opening.

Boys & Girls Club director Rob Gifford said all proceeds from the coupons the club sells goes back to the club for operations. The coupon can be purchased at the club, 850 N. Griffin St., and from club board members. Gifford said any donations help the club.

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