"Stanford hasn't had (a furniture store) since Gaines went out," Long said. "I just believe Stanford can fully support the store."
Now that a furniture store has returned, Hulen Wilson, who also is manager of the Somerset store, said he's sure to see some familiar faces that came to the Somerset store from Stanford. Judy Atwood of Stanford is manager of the Stanford location. Other than Atwood, five or six employees will hold part- or full-time positions at the store.
The store itself has a little something for everyone, Wilson said.
"We have it all but extreme high-end," he said.
Accessories you won't find elsewhere
A customer can walk into Buyer's Paradise and walk out with merchandise ranging from $9 up to $8,000. Sofas; love seats; recliners; bedroom suits; kitchen, coffee and end tables; plates; lamps; mirrors; candles and other merchandise fills the 29,500 square-foot facility from wall-to-wall.
"We have it all except appliances and electronics," Wilson said. "A lot of the accessories you won't find in other furniture stores."
They offer special order and a selection of catalogues from which to order, as well as some delivery service. Also, for those with an eye for style, but not for decorating, an employee of Buyer's Paradise will be available to assist customers with home coordinating tips and decorating ideas at no charge.
"She has an excellent eye for coloring," said Connie Casada of the store's decorator.
As word of mouth starts traveling about Buyer's Paradise, the co-owners hope people will stop in and see what the store has to offer.
"Come look and compare prices, quality, we're not afraid of that," Wilson said. "We hope to appeal to all people."
The store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Sundays. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be 10 a.m. Oct. 27. The event will include give-aways of a three-piece coffee table and end table set, and a five-piece dinette set. Participants don't have to be present to win. For more information, call (606) 365-3636.