WAITE PARK -- Waite Park's newest retail store is scheduled to open by the end of the month.

Five Below plans to officially open on September 23rd. The store will hold a three-day Grand Opening starting at 10:00 a.m.

Spokesperson Dana Zuppo says they are excited to open their first store in Minnesota and become part of the community.

"When we were searching for sites in the area, one thing that stood out to us is the community and the area and how it's the perfect blend," says Zuppo.

The 9,000-square-foot facility, located next to Dick's Sporting Goods, plans to employ about 30 people.

Zuppo says they sell a variety of products for tweens and older all priced at $5 or less.

"We are considered a trend and value oriented store. You can get things like cell phone cases, candy, sporting goods, brand named items," says Zuppo.

Zuppo says they plan to open two more stores in Minnesota later this year.

Five Below will be the third of the four stores to open in the former Kmart building. Dick's Sporting Goods and Mattress Firm are already open for business.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is tentative scheduled to open in January.


(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)