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Cost Plus World Market® Celebrates The Grand Opening Of Its New Charlotte, North Carolina Location

New Store to Open on Thursday, May 2, 2013

OAKLAND, Calif.; April 23, 2013—Cost Plus World Market® ( is excited to announce the grand opening of its latest Charlotte, North Carolina store in the new Belgate Shopping Center. The new World Market® store located at 8150 Ikea Boulevard will carry a wide selection of unique and affordable merchandise from around the world for which the retailer has become known.

To start the celebration, a ribbon cutting with city officials and members of the local chamber of commerce on Thursday, May 2 at 9:00 am officially marks the opening of the store. In addition, the first 200 customers through the doors each day from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, 2013 will receive a free reusable World Market tote bag. In addition, the store will offer food and beverage sampling, live music and will hold daily raffle drawings with prizes that include $100 World Market gift cards and gift baskets. On Saturday, May 4 from 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Rebecca Gordon, Contributing Editor of Southern Living magazine, will host a live cooking demo and food tastings inside the store. On Sunday, May 5, customers will have a chance to receive a limited number of in-store freebies including two free movie tickets. All events are free, open to the public and RSVPs are not necessary.

The season of outdoor entertaining has arrived! This season, World Market has launched two outdoor collections: Antigua and Aegean Shore. Inspired by these seaside locales, each collection features bright, bold hues of orange, turquoise, red, yellow and lime green that are sure to warm up any outdoor living area. Unique patterns of stripes, paisleys and florals can be found on serving platters and plates, acrylic glasses, tabletop textiles and outdoor cushions, all at affordable prices. And don’t forget that World Market also carries a wide assortment of gourmet food and beverages that are sure to impress your guests. The entire outdoor collection can be seen at

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About Cost Plus World Market
Cost Plus World Market ( operates 266 stores in 31 states under the World Market® and Cost Plus World Market® trademarks. The stores feature an ever-changing selection of casual home décor and furnishings, housewares, gifts, jewelry, decorative accessories, over 500 international wines, gourmet foods and beverages offered at affordable prices and imported from more than 50 countries. Many items are unique and exclusive to World Market and are regularly supplied by an international network of individual and regional artisans developed over the Company’s more than 50 years in the import business.

Jill Osaka
Cost Plus World Market