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Weekends Only Indy Grand Opening on Memorial Day Weekend

By Monda Petrinelli 
4/13/2015 3:55:00 PM 

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Doors Open at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 22nd, at 8315 Center Run Drive in Castleton

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 9, 2015) — The wait is finally over. Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress plans to help Indy kick off the summer in style, with hundreds of new sofas, dining room sets, bedroom sets, mattresses and accessories when it opens on Friday, May 22nd. The furniture and mattress retailer is preparing for the grand opening of its first Indianapolis store on Memorial Day Weekend. At 10:00 a.m., the doors open at 8315 Center Run Drive to offer Indy residents serious savings on top quality furniture and mattresses with extended holiday hours thru Monday, May 25th.

“When the lights come on, the savings take off,” said Tom Phillips, CEO of Weekends Only. “We work hard to bring you the best styles, selections and amazing prices this and every weekend. You’ll experience the best kind of sticker shock during our grand opening event.”

As its name suggests, Weekends Only is open Friday through Sunday and during special holidays on Monday. The limited shopping hours are just one of the key ways that allow the company to pass significant savings on to their customers.

David Gerdt of Fishers, Indiana, has been named General Manager In Training of the new Indianapolis store. Gerdt, comes from Gerdt Furniture, a long-standing Indianapolis family-owned furniture business. He worked his way through the business holding such positions as Operations Manager, Sales Manager and Advertising Manager. Gerdt Furniture closed in 2013 when his father retired.

Gerdt is excited about the new concept coming to Indianapolis, and he is looking forward to providing customers with a great experience.

“Weekends Only is different because you can get what you want when you want it. If you buy online, you can pick up at the store, or have it delivered within days,” he said.

The Weekends Only concept has excelled in St. Louis. Phillips opened his first store in 1997 and expanded to five in less than a decade. When the company began to think about expanding to another city, the question was where? After exploring many locations, Phillips decided Indianapolis was the perfect fit.

“We just fell in love with the city,” Phillips said. “It has similar Midwest values, a stable, growing economy and great people. It's also a convenient 4-hour drive from St. Louis, where we are headquartered. We can easily make the commute in a day and the distance also allows us to deliver out of our St. Louis distribution center.”

With the opening less than two months away, there is no time to rest.


Apply Today at Weekends Only – Hiring Is Underway with 40 Positions to Fill

“We are currently hiring and training begins in April,” said John Wennemann, Director of Human Resources. “We have a temporary hiring office in the shopping center next to the store. We will be attending job fairs before and after the Grand Opening. We currently have about 40 openings for sales, customer service and operations to start in April and early May. The new store will bring more than 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area.”

Interested candidates can apply online and are welcome to visit the hiring office, 8255 Center Run Dr., in person. And, of course, must be able to work weekends.

For information about hiring for the new location, visit www.weekendsonly.com/jobs-and-careers/, or call 314-447-1500.

Editor’s note: For more information about the opening of Weekends Only in Castleton, or if you would like to arrange an interview with Weekends Only CEO Tom Phillips, please contact Ann Higby via email: ahigby@stealthcreative.com or please call 314-880-5579.



About Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Founded in 1997, Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress has become a leading furniture retailer in St. Louis. The company’s concept is unique—only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to save customers money while offering special buys and truckload purchases. Weekends Only has grown to include five locations in the St. Louis area, including West County, Bridgeton, Fairview Heights, Mid Rivers and South County, an ecommerce online store, and out-of-market expansion planned into Indianapolis in 2015.   More people shop Weekends Only than any other home furnishings store in St. Louis. The company’s corporate office is located in Webster Groves, MO. For more information about Weekends Only, please call 314-447-1552 or visit www.weekendsonly.com.