New Store Opens in Location Damaged by Flood

By Jared Mandel

October 8, 2012 Updated Oct 8, 2012 at 6:22 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After two floods forced the BOCES processing center to move out of their original location in Binghamton, a new kind of discount store for the Greater Binghamton area opened in the space.

"They're moving to higher ground, I believe out in Endwell and we reconstructed the building with the mattress and furniture idea," said President and General Manager Jay Fanara.

HomePLUS located on Conklin Avenue in Binghamton is a new venture for its owner.

The store offers furniture and home goods.

The floor has everything from mattresses, to shoes to mirrors, all at discount and liquidation prices.

"This concept is very unique for our area," said Fanara. "It's popular in other parts of the country, but it really hasn't picked up much here."

All of the items in the store have either been liquidated by stores, or returned by customers.

Fanara said, while the store alone is unique, the location will offer much more than just shopping.

"We're going down to pick up two hundred pumpkins," he said. "We're going to bring them in and set up a big display outside, and we're going to sell pumpkins at $3 - $5 a piece."

During the summer, HomePLUS plans to take advantage of being located near the water, and will offer river rentals such as kayaks and jet skis.

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