Just-A-Buck Stores: Save & Do Good
Just-A-Buck, a cheerful dollar store located in the River Plaza on Center Ridge Road, allows shoppers to save money while contributing to social good. The store is one of three in Northeast Ohio owned and operated by Solutions at Work, Inc. (SAW), the non-profit partner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. SAW is one of the largest employers of adults with developmental disabilities in Northeast Ohio.
The Rocky River store opened in 2013, preceded by stores in Parma and South Euclid. Stores are staffed entirely by adults with developmental disabilities (except for managers). They serve as a training ground and ultimately help place employees in dozens of retail positions throughout Greater Cleveland. The 5,500 square-foot Rocky River employs 15 workers with developmental disabilities who oversee stocking, cleaning, customer service and check-out.
According to Just-A-Buck Regional Manager Kim Pritchard, Just-A-Buck is investing in its employees and community. “Just-A-Buck offers customers in Rocky River, South Euclid and Parma the chance to find great savings while participating in a remarkable mission to help individuals with developmental disabilities,” said Pritchard. “Walk into one of our stores, see the smiling faces, the kind staff and you’ll understand that Just-A-Buck isn’t your typical dollar store.”
Aside from Just-A-Buck’s mission and dedicated team, the store offers customers a refreshing ‘true dollar store’ experience. Everything—from gourmet cookbooks to children’s toys—is one dollar. New products arrive daily and local shoppers often encounter items typically found at larger retailers for a fraction of the cost. The store also features a diverse selection of seasonal items.
The Just-A-Buck franchise operates throughout the eastern U.S. The Northeast Ohio stores owned by SAW, however, are the only ones staffed by individuals with developmental disabilities.
Rocky River store hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday–Saturday; and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday.
To learn more about Just-A-Buck in Rocky River or Solutions at Work, Inc., visit the Just-A-Buck Facebook page