Thursday, September 28, 2023

New furniture and appliance stores coming to Hampton Roads

Residents of Hampton Roads will soon have even more choices when it comes to buying furniture and appliances as Conn’s HomePlus, based in The Woodlands, Texas, has announced the opening of stores in Virginia Beach, Hampton, and Portsmouth.

The stores are expected to open later this year or early 2019.

The Virginia Beach store will total 37,500 square feet and is going into the old HH Gregg location on Virginia Beach Boulevard near North Plaza Trail.

The Hampton store will be in the Riverpointe Shopping Center on Mercury Boulevard and will feature 40,500 square feet. In Portsmouth the new store will be 44,386 square feet in Alexander’s Corner.

Conn’s HomePlus stores typically feature brand name appliances, furniture, mattresses and more, as well as offering financing and next-day delivery

Conn’s traces its roots back 128 years to a plumbing and heating company in Beaumont, Texas. They currently generate $1 billion in annual revenue and employ 4,500 people in 110 locations across the southwestern and southern United States.

Previously, the closest store to Hampton Roads was in Richmond.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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