Anchor Store …of a City!

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Brings back two product lines and Sunday hours

Good shopping districts and malls know the secret to gaining consumers, offer an appealing anchor store. A magnet! Which is just what the historic and iconic Everything Rubbermaid Store has been for Wooster, Ohio for more than 22 years!

The four-story building is a landmark building at the town square and is a strong part of Wooster’s past and present. It’s a good neighbor, a giving citizen, and is a strong part of the region’s history dating back over a century.

Everything Rubbermaid Store is back to opening on Sundays starting April 12, 2015. Not only that, it is bringing back two product lines – Calphalon bakeware and Graco products. And of course it has all its other staple selection and savings as one of America’s most recognized brands. In addition to selection and savings, the store provides full-shipping services and an indoor playground.

Rubbermaid began as Wooster Rubber in 1920.  Five businessmen started the company by making toy balloons, paving the way for Rubbermaid. The historic store’s original purpose was to test customer response to new Rubbermaid products being manufactured in the former nearby factory.  The first such product was a patented rubber dustpan in 1933.  Since then, Rubbermaid, now Newell-Rubbermaid remains a leader in developing cutting-edge technologies and products that have organized the lives of nearly every American for decades.

The store truly represents its name – Everything Rubbermaid – by offering the largest assortment of Rubbermaid products anywhere in the world.  The 24,000 square feet of shopping has an enormous assortment of items that cannot be found anywhere else.  The product line has grown to provide something for everyone.  The selection includes items from Irwin Tools, Sanford (Sharpie, Expo, Paper Mate, Uni-bal), Goody, Rubbermaid Commercial and, of course, the full line of Rubbermaid Home Products and Food Storage.

You can see a storied history appear throughout the store.  For example, there are old air tubes that were used by sales clerks to send payment from the customer up to the fourth floor to process the receipt for purchases and return change.  Today, the tube system is used at Christmas time as a fun way for children to send their Christmas lists to Santa at the North Pole and receive an instant reply …and a treat.

The store’s “look” often changes with the influx of new products coming to market. There’s also the “Bargain Land” floor featuring 30% to 50% off discontinued items and special purchases.

The store has two big sales events each year. Every year, on the last weekend in April, the store participates in the Home and Garden Show located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds.  While the selection may be limited, the prices can’t be beat. Also, the store participates in the Orrville “Uptown Downtown” garage sales on the first Saturday in October. This too is a truckload sale.

For those customers who don’t have the luxury of physically visiting the store, log onto the virtual storefront at www.everythingrubbermaidstore.com. There’s also an eBay store accessed by clicking on the EBay icon or searching for everythingrubbermaid01.

Everything Rubbermaid Store is open seven days per week (except major holidays): Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (April through December). The mail order department is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, but if you call on the weekend, they may still be able to help.

Everything Rubbermaid Store is located at 115 S Market St. in Wooster, Ohio. For visitor information call 330-264-7119 or visit http://www.everythingrubbermaidstore.com/. Click here to play video.