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Specialty Retailer to Open in Bloomington and Roseville

Cost Plus World Market® Celebrates Return To The Minneapolis-St. Paul Market With Weekend Of Special Events Beginning Thursday, September 13, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif.; September 4, 2012—Cost Plus World Market® ( is celebrating its much-anticipated return to the Minneapolis-St. Paul market with a weekend of grand opening events at the new Bloomington and Roseville store locations. The Cost Plus World Market Bloomington location will be located at the Southdale 494 Shopping Center at 4250 West 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55435, and the Roseville location will be located at the Rosedale Marketplace at 2401 Fairview Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113. Throughout the weekend, both stores will host raffle drawings, gourmet food and beverage sampling and live entertainment. Customers can view the complete schedule of grand opening special events; please go to

To start the celebration, a ribbon cutting with city officials and members of the local chambers of commerce will take place at each store location on Thursday, September 13 at 9:30 am and officially marks the opening of the two stores. In addition, the first 200 customers through the doors from Thursday through Sunday morning will receive a free reusable World Market tote bag.

Throughout the day on Thursday, September 13, through its social media efforts, World Market will  “surprise and delight” local residents with a several events and promotions, including a scavenger hunt, around the city. The specialty retailer will be giving away gift cards and scavenger hunt hints through Twitter and Facebook and will set up a pop-up tent showcasing a small mix of World Market’s home furnishings and gourmet food and beverages. The best way to find out about the giveaways is to follow Cost Plus World Market at and

On Saturday, September 15, we’re thrilled to welcome celebrity dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who appears in the hit TV dance show, for an in-store appearance and photo signing. Maksim will be in the Bloomington store from 9:30–11:30 am and in the Rosedale store from 1:30–3:30 pm. The first 200 customers on Saturday, September 15 who bring in a new, unwrapped toy or book for the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital to either store location will have an opportunity to meet Maksim and receive a signed photograph. The donation to the Children’s Hospital is part of World Market’s commitment to give back to the communities in which it does business.

The return of World Market to the Twin Cities means the return of a wide selection of unique and affordable merchandise from around the world. The stores will be filled with home furniture, tabletop textiles, dinnerware, gifts, home décor and gourmet food and beverages. The Bloomington store location will also carry a variety of wines from some of the best wine regions around the world.

For information about World Market’s current promotions and events, follow us on,, and

About Cost Plus World Market

Cost Plus World Market ( operates 258 stores in 30 states under the names “World Market” and “Cost Plus World Market.” The store features an ever-changing selection of casual home 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