Storefront Lynchburg Treasure Hunt Sells Like-New Discounted Items

If you like searching for deals or finding hidden gems, Lynchburg Treasure Hunt offers an opportunity for both. 

Located on 2264 Lakeside Drive Suite D, Lynchburg Treasure Hunt opened Nov. 12. The shop boasts an array of shopping options, selling overstock merchandise like shoes, household items, toys, school supplies, furniture, technology accessories and seasonal items.

The store contains large bins in the center of the store that contain random items. These bins have a different price each day of the week, and people come in to “dig for treasure.” 

Liberty University alumna Jenna Beever and her husband Anas Ghunimat own the store. Ghunimat has experience owning retail stores before while Beever is a clinical mental health counselor. They came up with the idea for the store after searching for a new retail venture. 

“We liked going to stores like this, saving money and finding good deals, so it seemed like a good idea,” Beever said. “The items are majorly discounted, so it’s fun to hunt for stuff that you might have wanted but thought was too expensive elsewhere.”

The grand opening had a large turnout with little parking available and customers lined up outside. 

All bin items cost $7 on Fridays, $6 on Saturdays, $5 on Sundays and $3 on Mondays. Tuesdays are $2, and Wednesdays are $1 per bin item. Items not in the bins have their own sticker prices. 

The shop is closed on Thursdays and closes early on Wednesdays for restocking. 

“Wednesdays are the busiest days for us, since it’s the $1 day,” Beever said. “It gets crowded very quickly.”

The store specializes in overstock items, including seasonal items, items with damaged packaging and items with a limited contract at another store. All items are still usable. Combined with low prices, college students can take advantage of what the store offers every week.

“It’s helpful for (the holidays) but also good for every day,” Beever said. “We have people come in like, ‘Oh, I just bought this,’ or, ‘I wanted this but it was too expensive.’ It’s just fun all around.”

The store also donates some of its left-over merchandise that does not sell. 

“We’ve donated some food,” Beever said. “School supplies are something we plan on doing. We just haven’t figured out what else yet.”

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Hynst is a feature writer. 

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