Furniture store coming to Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville Plaza will soon be home to the third location of Billy’s Bargain Barn, which also has stores in Beardstown and Jacksonville.
Owner Billy McCurley says he hopes to have his newest furniture store open by Jan. 1, located at 10 Carlinville Plaza. A grand opening will be held a few weeks later.
“We have been looking at this location for a few years,” said McCurley. “I have family that lives here in Carlinville, and we just felt like this was the perfect fit for us to come here.” Another factor was that his Jacksonville store has been making “quite a few” deliveries in the Carlinville area.
He said one of his four children, a daughter, is a student at Carlinville Middle School. “For the last six or seven years, I’ve been in this community and going to all the different functions. I’m not actually just a new guy.”
McCurley said the store will be about 16,000 square feet and carry all-new bedroom sets, dinettes, living room furniture, recliners, bedding, accessories, home decor, etc. “It’s going to be a pretty big store, but it’s going to be filled up,” he said. “Pretty much anything you can imagine in home furnishings, we’re going to have it.”
He noted the store will get trucks of new inventory every day and will offer free delivery and setup in the area. “Our prices are very competitive,” he said. “We can compete with anybody because of our low overhead, and we can beat all the big chain stores.”
McCurley said his stores are known for their customer service, and the Carlinville location will be no different. “Everybody that’s going to be here is going to be in the family,” he said. “We’re going to be here pretty much all the time. That makes a difference. You’re not going to be talking to a salesperson; you’re actually going to be able to talk to the owner.”
In addition, McCurley says he makes an effort to be involved in the local community, by joining the Chambers of Commerce and other organizations and helping with as many benefits as they can. “We’re known for that,” he said.
The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, visit billysfurniture.com or search for Billy’s Bargain Barn on Facebook.
Billy McCurley will open Billy’s Bargain Barn in the Carlinville Plaza around the first of the year.