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Bob’s Discount Furniture, 5820 Durand Ave., will open its doors at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The retailer sells living room, bedroom, dining room, and office furniture. It also sells home accents. The stores also has a cafe in each store with free gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies and candy.

Once the ribbon has been cut to open the store, the Bob’s Outreach team will hand over a  $2,500 check to Janes Elementary School principal Dr. Evelyn Resto and a check to SAFE Haven for its Pajama Program. In total the company plans to donate $10,000 to different organizations.

Green Bay Packers alumni players Antonio Freeman and Chris Jacke will also make an appearance from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the store. Five prize packs that include four tickets to a single game with a food and beverage pass will also be given away. Those who win the prizes will be able to watch the game from a climate controlled interior space.

Here is the schedule:

  • Ribbon cutting ceremony on February 16 at 9:45 a.m.
  • WRIT/WMIL street team appearance on Saturday February 18 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Green Bay Packers alumni Antonio Freeman and Chris Jacke appearance Sunday February 19 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.*
  • Family fun entertainment Saturday February 18 – Monday February 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Free giveaways – T-Shirts, Ice Scrapers, and more throughout the long weekend

*Green Bay Packers alumni appearance and time are subject to change


Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.