I remember when I first heard about this story. Take me back to June of 2019. Yes, June of 2019. That was a much simpler time. That was back when I first had heard about the store Five Below.

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I saw this sign up on Soncy. It was coming to Amarillo. Since then I have been shopping at a Five Below near my daughter's house. It had a lot of cool stuff. Her favorite stuff to find was the exercise equipment and such. Sin she is really into fitness.

We were also able to find some really cute stuff for her house when she moved this past spring. She stops there at Christmas time to find some neat gifts that she needs for family and friends. They have a bit of everything.

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Well of course since I heard in Amarillo that we were getting the one on Soncy we had a Pandemic hit. That destroyed a lot of things. I wasn't even sure if this store was still happening. Oh luckily it was. It just had been put on a delay.

Last week I saw someone on Facebook discussing the Five Below and the fact that it was open. I wondered how I missed that news. It turns out they had a soft opening to see how it would go.

Here we are though, now, it is fully open. I had to stop by and see how it compared to the one I went to in the Dallas area. I also had to let my daughter know that we now are in possession of a Five Below here in Amarillo.

I went by yesterday and just know they have a little bit of everything. A lot of shelves were empty because they had a huge weekend but I still found a ton of stuff. My daughter asked me to find a floatie for the pool this weekend when she was in town. Found it. I also got her a waterproof phone bag so her iPhone stays dry. Found it.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

When it was time to check out they had plenty of registers. They all seemed to be self check out. Which I am not a huge fan of.....but these seemed to work ok. So I wasn't mad.

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It may have taken a while but here we are. More shopping and more ways for us to save money here in Amarillo.

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