Sign of things to come in Rockwood

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Roane County residents got the sign last week they were waiting for — the official signs at Rockwood’s Roane County Center designating one of its anchor stores as a Big Lots discount retailer.


Officials with the Columbus, Ohio-based discount department store chain estimate the Rockwood store will open for customers on Oct. 29, just in time for Roane Countians to get in some holiday shopping without straying far from home.

The Fortune 500 company specializes in closeout and overstock merchandise, including home furnishings and décor, small appliances and electronics, seasonal items, clothing, toys, groceries and health and beauty aids.

The new store will be on North Gateway Avenue in the building formerly occupied by Ingles.