A new rent-to-own home furnishings store is coming to Galesburg next month.
Buddy’s Home Furnishings will open at 1440 N. Henderson Street–the building that was vacated by Burgland’s drugstore last May.
Todd Bartles will be the general manager at Buddy’s and he says a soft opening is scheduled for the first week of September.
A grand opening is expected in early October.
The store will carry and lease a number of household items.
“We carry TV’s, appliances, furniture–all name brands,” Bartles says. “It’s the best thing for the customer to own it.”
Bartles says he plans to hire four employees to help run the Galesburg store. This will be the fourth franchise to open in the State of Illinois.
According to corporate website, the company began in 1961 and has over 200 locations nationwide.
Bartles says he is “excited” to run a new franchise location in town.