A new Union store offers furniture, mattresses and home accessories for less than retail prices.
Rebecca’s Outlet, located at 302 Highway 50 West, near Junie Moon’s, opened in September 2013 and sells items with a considerable discount, according to owner Rebbecca Wunderlich.
The store specializes in furniture, mattresses, rugs, kitchenware, home decor, and women’s accessories, including seasonal overstock items.
Wunderlich runs the business with her husband, Joe.
The furniture offered at the store includes livingroom sets, kitchen tables and chairs, bedroom sets and several other items.
“We stay away from clothes and shoes because there are a lot of local resale stores,” said Wunderlich.
She added that the store has been successful so far, and mattresses have been a big seller.
“There are not a mattress stores here, so we have done quite well,” she said. “Nobody should have to pay $3,000 for a mattress — we have very nice mattresses that are priced reasonably.”
The store offers free delivery in Franklin County. They offer in-house layaway and two financing companies for furniture and mattress sales.
The store is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wunderlich said people may visit the website at www.theoutletstoreunion.com to view larger furniture items, but there also are a sampling of those in the store and as well as many of the home decor, sheets and other merchandise.
She suggested that shoppers come into the store to see what is available.
“Our stuff changes all of the time,” Wunderlich said. “We have things that make perfect wedding gifts.”
A friend in Illinois, who owns a furniture store, suggested that the Wunderlichs open their own shop. Initially they were selling items through Amazon and Facebook.
“We had a lot of people asking if they could lay on mattresses,” she said.
That led the couple to open a new store. There has been some foot traffic from nearby businesses, but word hasn’t gotten out yet about the store, Wunderlich said.
She is a Union High School grad, and the couple live in Villa Ridge with their two children.