Last updated: June 20. 2014 2:14PM - 64 Views
Reina P. Cunningham reinacunningham@civitasmedia.com

Photos submittedA large sign is displayed by the highway to attract new customers to the Bargain Barn.
Photos submittedA large sign is displayed by the highway to attract new customers to the Bargain Barn.
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In a time when purchasers have to watch every dollar spent, the Tri-State area is fortunate to have a store that makes every penny count.

The Bargain Barn, located at 3344 Highway 25E in Tazewell, Tenn., is just that store.

Loretta Fultz opened the Bargain Barn on Sept. 20, 1999. The variety store has always been about saving customers money on top quality merchandise. And, with their diverse inventory, the Bargain Barn has items for virtually any type customer.

Downstairs customers can browse aisles of everything from household items such as bedding, curtains, valances, curtain rods and blinds to various types and brands of cosmetics and small appliances and furniture. Upstairs customers can find additional household items such as window dressings, wooden rockers and toys.

The store sells these items at a noticeable price cut of what they would cost at a regular retail store. The Bargain Barn is able to lower their cost by offering overstock items, shelf pulls from major department stores and customer returns.

Despite having low prices on high quality items, the Bargain Barn has recently felt the strain of the sluggish economy.

“Business has slowed since last year,” explained Fultz.

The business owner is grateful for the loyal customers who keep her doors open — customers who travel from throughout the Tri-State region to catch the latest bargain.

“We have regulars from Harlan, Pineville and Knoxville,” said Fultz.

Normal business hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 423-626-4470 or like Bargain Barn on Facebook.

Reina P. Cunningham may be reached at 606-302-9100.

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