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SM to hold grand opening at new location on Friday

SM Store, one of the island’s oldest retailers of ready-to-wear clothing, houseware, and furniture, will hold a two-day grand opening celebration at its new location in Oleai on Beach Road starting this Friday, Oct. 18.

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Solid wood furniture items are available at SM store in Oleai on Beach Road.
SM is now located in Oleai on Beach Road.
Ready-to-wear products for infants, teenagers, and adults are sold at SM.
Trendy backpacks are also available at SM.  Photos by Junhan B. Todiño

On the following day, Saturday, Oct. 19, the store will serve free beverages and snacks and offer entertainment starting at 9 a.m.

“We’re here to provide the community with quality products at very affordable prices and excellent service,” SM’s proprietor Marie Javier said.

For its grand opening, she said SM will extend “big discounts,” including 50 percent off on car accessories, Halloween costumes, and other items; and 20 percent off on furniture.

In addition, Javier said a buy-one-get-half-off the second item will also be on offer.

Three newly arrived shirts will be sold for $10 only, she added.

They also have pants, blouses, other ready-to-wear clothes for boys and girls as well as shoes for infants, toddlers, teenagers, and adults, she said.

Their products are imported from Thailand, the Philippines, and the U.S., Javier added.

SM is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Sunday.

In 1994, the first SM store on island opened in Chalan Kanoa. It later relocated to Gualo Rai and then to San Jose on the second floor of the same building that the now defunct Payless ShoeSource had occupied. SM transferred afterwards to Springs Plaza on Middle Road before finally moving to its new location in Oleai on Beach Road.

“Our new location is bigger than the previous one, and there is ample parking space,” Javier said.

“The economy is very erratic, especially on Saipan,” she said, but added that SM will continue to serve the community and provide consumers an alternative to online stores.