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Patrons of the Fullerton Public Library can now have access to books and DVDs 24 hours a day, seven days a week thanks to the new “FPL BlueBox” located in front of the Man Library at 353 W. Commonwealth Ave.

Based on the popularity of the movie rental vending machines found at many local supermarkets, the Fullerton Library “FPL BlueBox” will be stocked with many kind of books and DVDs, fiction and non-fiction, for both adults and
Maureen Gebelein, Director of the Fullerton Public Library commented, “we had initially placed our “FPL BlueBox” at the Transportation Center to target commuters but the response has been tremendous since we’ve moved it to the Library. Usage is already up 114% over this first month of testing and we expect it to continue to grow in popularity.”

Funded by the State Library, the purpose of the “FPL BlueBox” is to allow extended services to the busy public beyond the hours the Library can accommodate. It will also allow the Library to meet the needs and the changing expectations of library patrons who have come to expect access 24 hours a day in ways convenient to their schedule.

“We invite our patrons to try out ‘FPL BlueBox.’ If ever they need something to read or watch when the Library is closed, or just wanted to pick up something quickly without entering the building, ‘FPL BlueBox’ may be the perfect solution,” added Gebelein.


(Reprinted from city press release.)

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1 May 2015

Library BlueBox

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: local Business

New Location in Fullerton, CA Will Open on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Floor & Decor, a leading specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and accessories, announced that it will open its newest location in Fullerton, CA. The 76,000+ square foot stocked showroom, which will employ 40 people, will be the retail chain’s 3rd store in Southern California and 52nd store nationwide.

Floor & Decor, located at 202 Imperial Hwy (the old Mervyn’s location, and site of the Fullerton Friday night Food Truck Stop), will open on April 23, 2015. Floor and Decor offers the largest of selection of stone, tile, wood, and laminate flooring available in the industry. Floor & Decor sources directly from manufacturers around the globe to bring the world’s best and most innovative flooring to customers at the lowest price in the marketplace.

“We’re thrilled to expand our footprint in Southern California,” said Denny Thompson, Chief Executive Merchant of Floor and Decor in Fullerton. “This is a fantastic and vibrant market for home building and renovation. We’re all about providing our customers—whether contractors or homeowners— with the highest quality products, best selection and lowest prices. Plus, with everything in-stock and ready to go, our customers can immediately envision the ultimate beauty of their homes.”

On the eve of the official grand opening, Floor and Decor in Fullerton will host an Industry Networking Event for builders, contractor and other home improvement professionals on Wednesday, April 22 from 5pm-8pm. The event is FREE and open to any interested home improvement specialist. More information is available here:

The store will celebrate its grand opening all weekend long with free family-friendly activities, entertainment, food and giveaways.

Floor & Decor is a leading specialty retailer in the hard surface flooring market, offering the broadest selection of ceramic, porcelain, wood, laminate and stone flooring available in the industry, as well as tools, decorative and related accessories. Floor & Decor operates stores across the U.S. Stores average approximately 70,000 square feet, and each store stocks approximately 3,400 products. Floor & Decor is focused on the residential remodeling segment, and its customers are primarily do-it-yourself consumers and professional contractors. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Atlanta.

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10 Apr 2015

Floor & Decor to Open in Fullerton

Author: mmclaughlin | Filed under: local Business