Bob’s Furniture sets August opening date

07/29/2014 4:00 PM |
Bob’s Discount Furniture and Pet Valu will be moving in next to Walmart. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Bob’s Discount Furniture and Pet Valu will be moving in next to Walmart. Pictured is the property in April. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)

Bob’s Discount Furniture, which had originally hoped to be open by Memorial Day next to the new Walmart on Route 58, has set an opening date in late August.

According to the company’s Facebook page, the furniture store will be opening on Aug. 28. 

The company is headquartered in Manchester, Conn. and was founded in 1991. In addition to furniture, the stores also feature a “complimentary cafe with gourmet coffee, ice cream, fresh baked cookies and candy,” according to the company web site.

Bob’s has 52 locations in 11 states in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including four stores in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the nearest being in Nesconset.

Pet Valu — a Canadian pet food and supply chain — is slated to open up next to Walmart. The company has more than 500 locations in Canada and the northeast United States, with the nearest one being in Hauppauge.

At an April zoning board of appeals meeting, the two companies received signage variances to advertise themselves on the eastern portion of the Applebee’s parking lot.