Burlington Opens at Shingle Creek Crossing in Brooklyn Center
Friday morning, Burlington celebrated its grand opening at Brooklyn Center’s Shingle Creek Crossing. Store management, and city officials, have high hopes about what this store can do for the area.
Shortly after the doors opened at 9 a.m., a stream of customers flowed into Brooklyn Center’s newest brick and mortar retailer — Burlington.
“Well a lot of customers have been saying, ‘we’ve been waiting for you to open, oh my God you guys finally opened, we’re so happy that you came to this community, we’ve been always wanting a Burlington in this community,’” said Steven Carr, Burlington’s store manager. “And they finally got it, so a lot of people are happy.”
The store that was once known as Burlington Coat Factory now offers a variety of merchandise, ranging from clothing, to shoes, to home decor.
“We sell a variety of everything,” Carr said. “It’s like a one-stop-shop, we sell everything here.”
The space was once occupied by the arts and crafts store, Michaels, but that store closed nearly two years ago.
City officials on hand for the grand opening celebration on Friday expressed their excitement that a new retailer took its place, despite some of the recent public safety concerns in the area.
“We have had our challenges, certainly,” said Brooklyn Center City Council Member Dan Ryan. “But the police department and local business association will be coming forward with an improved public safety initiative, partnering with the retailers, and the police department, and city staff. We will be dealing with those issues very effectively.”
Burlington already employs 60 people, but they’re looking to hire more help as the holidays approach. To apply for a seasonal position, you can go to the Burlington website.