Beall’s Outlet Store (pronounced “bells”) will open next to Dollar Tree in the Carrollton Commons shopping center. Phil Knuth, real estate manager for Georgia’s Beall’s Outlet Stores, said the store is projected to open this October.
“Carrollton has the perfect customer for our brand,” Knuth said. “A customer that wants a good value in a store that is neat, clean and organized.”
Knuth said the company’s preference is to be in suburban areas of the Atlanta market. The parent corporation, Beall’s Inc., operates more than 500 stores in 17 different states. “This was a terrific piece of real estate because of it’s closeness to the very busy Walmart and Dollar Tree,” Knuth said. “We like to anchor our stores to those types of high-performing stores.”
The store will offer similar products to Ross and TJ Maxx, with clothing for all ages and sizes available. The store will also have a home goods section.
Knuth also an existing relationship with a local real estate developer was a key ingredient to their opening a store in town.
“We have a working relationship with Richard Culpepper and his development company in Carrollton,” Knuth said. “And that has made the process seamless as far as the lease negotiations go. They were already out there moving dirt earlier this week.”
The most recent additions to Beall’s Georgia stores were in Augusta, Covington and Canton, all built last year. Currently, the closest Beall’s Outlet to Carrollton is on Fairburn Road in Douglasville.
The store’s website says the average new store ranges from 20,000-25,000 square feet.
Beall’s Inc., the parent company of Beall’s Outlet Stores, operates more than 500 retail stores, including Beall’s, Beall’s Outlet Stores and Burke’s Outlet Stores. Beall’s Department Stores are located only in Florida, Beall’s Outlet Stores are located only in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, and Burke’s Outlet Stores can be found in the southeast and all along the Sunbelt.
Corporate headquarters are located in Bradenton, Fla.
In 1915, at age 22, Robert Beall opened a dry goods store in Bradenton. Nothing was priced at more than one dollar, so he named his store The Dollar Limit. After World War I, inflation raised prices, so Beall changed the name of his store to the Five Dollar Limit. Beall and his son, E.R., changed the name of the store to Beall’s Department Store in 1946, followed by the opening of several expansion stores in the 1950s. The first Beall’s Outlet opened in 1987 in response to the boom of outlet retailing. Today, Beall’s surpasses a billion dollars in sales annually with more than 535 stores.
“We anticipate a great store for Carrollton,” Knuth said.