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LifeWay Christian Store to hold grand opening

Staff • Nov 10, 2007 at 12:00 AM

KINGSPORT — LifeWay Christian Store opened Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Kingsport Pavilion, and will hold its grand opening celebration Nov. 17 through Dec. 15 at the new location.

The 6,000-square-foot store features Christian music, gifts, Bibles, books, children’s products and church supplies.

During the grand opening celebration, special promotions will include an appearance by the VeggieTales’ characters Bob and Larry, Hermie the Caterpillar and author Nancy Rue.

“We are excited about the opportunity to be a part of Kingsport and the surrounding communities,” said Mark Scott, president of LifeWay Christian Stores, a division of LifeWay Christian Resources. “We look forward to serving people and churches by providing them with biblical solutions for life.”

The Kingsport store is one of 15 LifeWay Christian Stores in Tennessee and one of 144 stores in 24 states.

The new store is located at 2626 East Stone Drive in the Kingsport Pavilion next to Target. The store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Derek Suggs serves as manager for the new store.

VeggieTales’ characters Bob & Larry will greet customers at the new location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. The LifeWay Christian Stores’ annual Thanksgiving sale will be Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24, with early bird specials from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday. Max Lucado’s Hermie the Caterpillar will make a special appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. Also, Nancy Rue, author of Body Talk and Sophie Loses the Lead, will be at the store Saturday, Dec. 8.

LifeWay Christian Stores are owned and operated by LifeWay Christian Resources with headquarters in Nashville. Customers may also shop LifeWay Christian Stores online at LifeWayStores.com or by calling toll-free at 1-800-233-1123.

Wallpaper & Décor

JOHNSON CITY — Wallpaper & Décor has opened at 4411 North Roan St. in Johnson City, across from Boones Creek Middle School at the Wilson Center, Suite 14.

The store offers a large selection of wallpaper and borders as well as seasonal decorations.

“One of the biggest reasons I opened the store is to give area customers a place to go for a large selection of paper and borders to choose from,” said owner Randall Hite.

He said it was difficult to find a store that sold wallpaper after a couple of stores closed in the area.

“I as well as a lot of friends like wallpaper so I decided to give it a try by opening a business of my own,” Hite said. “Wallpaper is making a big comeback and I hope to do well by offering the customers a place to shop with fair prices and great décor items for their homes.”

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call the store at (423) 282-4017.

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