PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KTHV)—A new 54-store bazaar is coming to Pine Bluff. The shop, which is similar to a thrift store, will move into the vacant Food King Grocery on the corner of 16th Avenue and Cherry St.
"I explain what we're doing and [people's] eyes get big. [They say] "you're doing that here?!" and I'm like yeah. [They say] "Why?" and I'm like why not," said Archie Winn, who came up with the idea for the store.
Winn has lived in Pine Bluff in his entire life and has already invested $40,000 into the project, all out of his own pocket.
"I think this is going to be basically the biggest store known to Arkansas," said Winn's sister and business partner Kala Bullard.
Each store will hire people from Pine Bluff, pulling in much needed jobs and a new sense of community.