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Bargain Store Celebrates Opening With Festivities
City and other governmental representatives were part of a group of well-wishers recently helping celebrate the opening of Better Bargains with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the store in downtown Riverbank. Shown, front and center, ready to cut the ribbon are owners Ben and Tania Woodman. Ric McGinnis/The News

The Riverbank Chamber of Commerce welcomed another new business to the downtown business district this past week.

Chamber members, city officials and other well-wishers were on hand for a ribbon cutting ceremony for Better Bargains, now open on the corner of Santa Fe and Fourth streets. The building formerly was the location of Karate for Kids.

Among those assisting with the ceremonial ribbon cutting to welcome the business to the downtown area were Teresa Kinney, from Congressman Jeff Denham’s office, Interim City Manager Marisela Garcia, Councilmember Darlene Barber-Martinez, Chamber President Anthony McKinney, Garnette Martin from the Chamber of Commerce and Emily Allen from Assemblymember Kristin Olsen’s office.

According to owners Ben and Tania Woodman, their store features discounted prices on electronics, furniture, bed and bath supplies, and clothes among other items. Woodman said the company buys overstock items, returns and damaged freight items to sell in their store.