ROCKFORD – A store offering toys, games, clothing, appliances and other household items has opened in the city’s southeast.
Goodie Bins debuted on December 3 at 4401 Charles Street, the location once occupied by the Salvation Army store.
“The merchandise (in the store) comes from Target, Amazon, and Kohl’s. It’s about overstock, returns and exchanges, ”said Daniel Carrillo, owner of Goodie Bins. “Inspiration came from another trash can store like this one in Aurora called Nice Finds. The owner really supported me and told me how to get great merchandise and run the wholesale store.
Goodie Bins is open Friday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is closed on Thursday for restocking.
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Jim Stoudt and his fiancee traveled from tiny Woosung, Il. in southwest Ogle County in Rockford on Friday after hearing about Goodie Bins on Facebook.
“We are here to do the Christmas shopping,” said Stoudt, 54. “It was the main plan. Nothing for us. Everything for everyone. If you are looking for new things and odds and ends, you can find them here. They are available if you look closely enough.
Goodie Bins created a buzz, according to Carrillo, who said there were usually people queuing for the store to open each morning.
“The response has been great,” he said. “There has been so much support, love and feedback from customers. It has been an incredible experience.
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