Organizing your stuff is big business and a new retail store dedicated solely to neatness is generating buzz.

The topic trending locally Wednesday is The Container Store’s announcement to open their first Michigan location in Novi’s West Oaks shopping plaza June 4th.

(credit: The Container Store)

(credit: The Container Store)

Shoppers can choose between 10,000 products including more than 300 food storage solutions, 70 types of laundry hampers and 200 different sizes and colors of hangers and more.

(credit: The Container Store)

(credit: The Container Store)

The store will occupy the 22,000 square foot space that was formerly a Best Buy. The direct address of The Container Store is 43525 W Oaks Dr, Novi, MI 48377 near Novi Rd. and I-96. It’s the 80th store nationwide for the company.

10 percent of the grand opening weekend profits will be donated to community food bank Forgotten Harvest.

(credit: The Container Store)

(credit: The Container Store)

Employment Opportunities

The company announced the opening will create 40 jobs. More information can be found at their website.

A fact sheet released by the company states a low turnover rate and pay 50 to 100 percent higher than retail industry average. The Container Store Chairman & CEO Kip Tindell said, “A funny thing happens when you take the time to educate your employees, pay them well and treat them as equals. You end up with extremely motivated and enthusiastic people.”

Super Fan Search

Can you barely contain your excitement for containers?

A local person will be dubbed The Container Store’s Novi Super Fan. Candidates are encouraged to visit the company’s Facebook page to comment about why they are a fan.

The winner will get special access to the Grand Opening celebration which includes an invitation to the Private Preview Party, being first in line at the opening on Saturday, a Super Fan sash, crown, their very own Super Fan “tricked out” gold shopping cart, a box filled with product, a year subscription to Real Simple magazine and a $250 Store More Card.


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