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THE CONTAINER STORE TO SUPPORT ZOOFRIENDS WITH PORTION OF GRAND OPENING WEEKEND SALES

The Container Store, the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, will open its 92nd retail store and first Oklahoma location in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 5644 N. Pennsylvania Ave.

 

“Oklahomans have been traveling to our Dallas stores for years to accomplish their storage and organization projects,” said Levi Beroth, area director for The Container Store. “It is finally time to bring our unique solutions directly to them and our team of experts in Oklahoma City is excited to begin serving our customers and becoming an active part of the community.”

 

The newest addition to The Container Store will be 18,000 square-feet and include thousands of storage and organization products in 16 lifestyle sections, as well as unmatched service to help shoppers accomplish projects and maximize space. The Grand Opening Weekend will begin Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. with the arrival of The Container Store’s Super Fan and will continue with prizes every hour on the hour, including a $1,000 elfa Closet Makeover giveaway with installation and The Container Store’s in-home organization service, Contained Home, on both Saturday and Sunday. Throughout the weekend, Oklahoma City’s own EÔTÉ Coffee will be providing complimentary coffee in the morning to keep visitors energized during their shopping experience.

 

Oklahoma City residents can also support the community in giving back opening weekend. The Container Store is pleased to announce its charity partner, Oklahoma Zoological Society, ZOOfriends, will receive 10 percent of grand opening sales. ZOOfriends is a local nonprofit focused on supporting the Oklahoma City Zoo by connecting members and visitors to wildlife, nature and the environment. The Container Store is a proud partner of ZOOfriends and will be partnering with other local Oklahoma City organizations and businesses throughout the years through investments within the city.

 

“ZOOfriends is both proud to partner with The Container Store for its grand opening in Oklahoma City and excited to officially welcome them to our great state,” said Tim Rasnic, Executive Director, ZOOfriends. “By partnering with ZOOfriends, the team at The Container Store is showing their commitment to our community. We hope area residents will join us for the grand opening weekend festivities and shop to support the Zoo and welcome The Container Store to our city.”

 

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About The Container Store

The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products — a concept they originated in 1978. Today, with locations nationwide, the retailer offers more than 11,000 products designed to help customers accomplish their storage and organization projects and maximize any size space. The Container Store also offers a suite of custom closet systems, and a wide variety of convenient online and mobile shopping services. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. Visit www.containerstore.com/blog for inspiration, tips and real solutions to everyday organization challenges, and www.whatwestandfor.com to learn more about the company’s unique culture.

 

About ZOOfriends

Since 1954, the Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS/ZOOfriends) has helped support the Oklahoma City Zoo in its mission to be Oklahoma’s premier destination, connecting people with the world’s vanishing wildlife and wild places. OZS gives 100 percent of its membership dollars to the Zoo for special projects, animal habitats, education and animal welfare and conservation initiatives locally and worldwide. Visit www.zoofriends.org for more information on OZS and the Zoo’s strides in improving Oklahoma’s number one family destination.

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