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Merchants Outlet Mall opens in Henderson

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This Black Friday marks the grand opening of Merchants Outlet Mall in Henderson.

The outlet has taken up residence in Washington Square Mall in Evansville since 2010 and the owner says it was time to add a second location.

Merchants Outlet Mall is a store where vendors can sell a variety of items, anywhere from antiques to canned goods.

No matter what you're shopping for this holiday season, chances are pretty good you can find it here.

Merchants Outlet Mall owner Tommy Fulkerson tells us his furniture store Bargain Barn has been in the location since 1990 and now he's happy to offer a wider variety of items.

"When you just carry a single business, all you're drawing for is just a single item."

Fulkerson says the store contains items for sale from over 200 vendors and by taking over some of American Music Center's space, they've expanded the business to 25,0000 square feet.

The owner and customers tell 14 News they see this new business bringing more customer traffic to the shopping area along Highway 41.

"It should bring business into Henderson to where we won't have to go across the bridge to the Merchants Mall in Evansville," say resident Linda Matthews.

Customers like Matthews tell us in addition to the shorter travel time, the selection will aid their holiday shopping.

"Sometimes you find things at a place like this that you wouldn't think to dream of getting somebody, and then, 'Hey, they might like that,'" says customer Peggy Hancock.

Fulkerson says the vendor booths in the Henderson store filled up just three days after Merchants Outlet Mall announced its opening and that neighboring businesses have already commented that they're seeing more shoppers.

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