At Home will open its first store location in the Dayton area.
At Home, a Texas-based home decor chain retailer, will open its first location in the old Kmart building off of Indian Ripple Road. Beavercreek Planning Commissions approved the plans for the retailer to renovate the space at a meeting on Wednesday night.
Beavercreek officials have been discussing the project with At Home’s construction team for about three months, said associate city planner Sandra Pereira. Next, the retailer will have to get building permits approved before moving forward. The former Kmart building, which has stood there for more than 40 years, has been deteriorating significantly in recent years.
“It will definitely attract a lot of shoppers,” Pereira said. “It will significantly improve that area.”
This will be the first At Home location in the Dayton area. The retailer already has two locations in the Cincinnati area and another two in the Columbus area. It operates 136 stores in 33 states, and sells “home products to fit any budget or style — from sofas, dining sets, mattresses and patio furniture to lamps, pillows, kitchenware, rugs and more, plus seasonal décor that includes yard displays, lights and Christmas trees.”
At Home has opened 80 new stores in just four years, and plans to open 25 new stores in the 2018 fiscal year. The company has delivered revenue growth at a 20 percent compounded annual rate over the past four years, according to a company statement.
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“Our strategy is working because we have an excellent customer value proposition, a great business model with industry-leading profitability and employees who love to work here,” said Lee Bird, At Home chairman and chief executive officer. “You have to have all three of these components to be successful in any business. In our efforts to become the leading home décor retailer in America, we continue to redefine the landscape through our differentiated and highly efficient operating model.”
Other retailers have also opened along Indian Ripple Road in recent month. Flying Ace Express Car Wash opened at 4494 Indian Ripple Road, and a Starbucks location has also opened at 4492 Indian Ripple Road.
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