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Runnings holds grand opening in Homer Glen

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By Bob Bong

The big-box store at 15830 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen has certainly had a storied past.

Once upon a time, it was part of the Kmart chain. That ended years ago.

Since then, it has been a Big R, a Stock + Field, and an R.P. Home and Harvest.

Last June, it changed hands again when the R.P. Home and Harvest chain was acquired by Runnings, a top home, farm and outdoor store that dates back 75 years. The Homer Glen location was one of 22 stores and a distribution warehouse acquired in the deal.

Now that remodeling and the conversion to Runnings is complete, the store is holding a grand opening from today to Saturday.

As part of the grand opening, the first 100 customers each day will receive free Runnings gift cards valued between $10 and $250.

On Friday in Homer Glen, a Milwaukee representative will be doing live product demos and offering in-store promotions.

Dennis Reed, Bill Joens and Kerry Running purchased Runnings Supply in 1988 from the Runnings family. In 2004, Dennis and Adele Reed took over as sole owners of the company, and continue to own the company today.

Runnings is a family-owned general merchandise retailer with over 75 years’ experience and has grown to 80 stores in 12 states.

Hours at the store are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For information, call 708-942-6888 or visit https://www.facebook.com/RunningsHomerGlen

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