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Big John’s Closeouts coming to Mountain City

Johnson County will soon see the opening of a new business, one that is familiar to
many Johnson Countians. Big John’s Closeouts, located in Elizabethton, will be opening a second store in the warehouse
on Route 421 that previously housed Mountain City Builders Supply. Big John’s Closeouts
specializes in home improvement merchandise, offering discount and low prices to their
customers. The target opening date will be toward the end of January, 2011. Jerry Bowers, Operational Manager for Big John’s Closeouts, is looking forward to the new store opening. “I hope we can be an asset to the community,” Bowers said in a recent interview. During their time spent in Johnson County making preparations for the
opening of the new location, they have recognized many previous customers from the
Elizabethton location. “We love the people of Mountain City,” Bowers said. According to Bowers, management had thought about opening another branch of Big John’s Closeouts for some time. “We had talked about it for a
couple of years,” Bowers said. Both Bowers and store owner, Michael Barnett, gave credit
to Casey Dorenbush, owner of Mountain Citi Marketing, for getting the ball rolling. Dorensbush approached Big John’s
Closeouts management about using the existing structure on Route 421. Owner Michael Barnett added that Dorensbush
was instrumental in coordinating the efforts to make the store opening a possibility. “We felt like it might be a good fit for us,” Barnett said. “We feel like the Lord is in it.” Right now, the store plans on having Valspar paint, cabinets, windows, siding, vanities, doors and fl ooring, along with
a large selection of lighting and electrical needs on hand. Bowers added they will also carry a small amount of lumber and railroad ties. The warehouse showroom will carry samples of various products that the customer can also special order. As sales increase, the inventory will also increase.
According to Barnett, the store will have items on hand that fit the needs in Johnson County, such as siding and special insulation. Staff from the Elizabethton
location will be working at the store, along with hiring one previous employee of Mountain City Builder’s Supply……for complete story, pick up a copy of this week’s Tomahawk.