New OSH Store to Open in El Cerrito

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at the New Orchard Supply Hardware Store

A new Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) store officially opens in El Cerrito, Calif. on Sat., May 21, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that begins at 7:45 a.m.

The 63,301-square-foot OSH store at 1751 East Shore Boulevard in El Cerrito employs 75 associates, according to James Roberts, OSH store manager.

"We're opening this fantastic, new OSH store to offer El Cerrito shoppers the outstanding customer service and superior home improvement and garden product selection that has made OSH a California legend since 1931," said Rob Lynch, President and General Manager of OSH. "When our customer needs help maintaining or improving their homes, their first thought should be Step 1: OSH."

OSH offers more than 40,000 home-repair items, ranging from power tools and paint, to plumbing and electrical products, to nursery and lawn and garden items. From housewares, nuts, bolts and screws; patio furniture; outdoor pool needs. The new El Cerrito store also features over 3,000 major appliances from G.E., Kenmore and Whirlpool. And in addition to exclusive brands such as Craftsman, Kenmore, and DieHard, OSH also sells national brands such as Skil, Makita, Ryobi, DeWalt, Toro, Stanley, Black & Decker, Rubbermaid and much more.

To celebrate the Grand Opening, the El Cerrito store is offering a "Your Choice Early Bird Special" for the first 200 customers. They can either get a 264 MB MP3 player ($79.99 value) for $9.97 or a 7" Portable DVD player ($139.99 value) for an outrageous price of $19.97.

This new store is giving away three-gallon OSH buckets to the first 1,000 customers on Sat., May 21 and to the first 1,000 shoppers on Sun., May 22. Additionally, the new OSH store will feature a "No Sales Tax" event for everything in the entire store throughout the weekend. Customers can also register for a chance to win a variety of exciting prizes like a Coca Cola Vending Machine ($2,000 value), a year supply of Coke products ($200 value), Customers can also register for a chance to win a variety of exciting prizes like a year supply of Coke products ($200 value); Do-Able 8 Pc. Garage Ensemble ($436.92 value); Craftsman 19.2 V Cordless Combo ($199.99 value); Weber "Q" BBQ Grill ($179.99 value); Craftsman 4.5 HP Lawn Mower ($179.99 value).

Families out shopping at the new store will have a variety of activities -- "Spin to Win" prize wheel, Free KID ID: Child Identification program, Face Painter / Balloon artist, Spin Art activity and giveaway. Community and vendor demonstrations by the El Cerrito Police & Fire Department, Quikrete, Sun-Land Gardens, Char-Broil & Litex.

Orchard Supply Hardware, which is based in San Jose, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Company. The 83-unit chain has a rich heritage, having started in 1931 as a farmers' cooperative in Santa Clara Valley offering supplies to local growers. For more information about Orchard Supply Hardware, visit the company's website at .

SOURCE: Orchard Supply Hardware

CONTACT: Rick Gomez, +1-408-365-2421, or, Dennis Pangilinan,
+1-408-361-2271, both of Orchard Supply Hardware

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