ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen Bi-Mart location is a "go." By the end of 2013, the membership discount store plans to either occupy or replace the former Rite Aid building on Myrtle street.
Director of Advertising, Don Leber said yesterday, "We'd like to get it open sooner than later, but it depends on the different things that we have to do to the building itself.
Leber said Bi-Mart is eager to introduce themselves to the area "We're a membership store, but with us it's just a onetime, lifetime $5-dollar membership fee. Our whole emphasis is on value everyday, we do have sales and things of that nature but it's all about having value for our members every day of the week.
The discount chain stocks everything from groceries, to sporting goods, automotive, hardware, gardening, toys and electronics.
Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson said "It is always nice to see new business coming to our community, having faith in our community's ever-growing population.
The company's website says "Bi-Mart is a great fit for our members- being a friendly, comfortable place to shop that’s not too big and not too small. With Bi-Mart's easy parking and low, every day prices, you don’t need to shop at a store that’s huge, crowded or expensive. And, you don’t need to buy a 6-month’s supply to enjoy the savings.
With 73 stores across Oregon, Eastern Washington and Idaho, Bi-Mart employs over 3000 co-owners, they were purchased by their employees in 2004. If you'd like a sneak preview - or to get a jump on membership, the nearest Bi-Mart currently is in Vancounver, Washington.
Each Bi-Mart is stocked with over 40,000 items, the company says they take a "deep discount" approach to merchandising brand name goods, striving to offer a wide selection of top quality merchandise at low everyday prices.
Each store deals mainly in hard goods in departments such as pharmacy, photo/sound, housewares, sporting goods, automotive, hardware, health & beauty, toys, clothing/shoes, beer/food/wine and more.