Real Deals set for grand opening

Cranbrook's Real Deals on Home Decor only second store in Canada

Townsman Staff

Fabulous home décor at true warehouse pricing is coming to Cranbrook.

Kristen Simek says that after stopping by her sister-in-law’s new Real Deals on Home Decor store in Lethbridge, she started thinking about bringing the Real Deals franchise to Cranbrook.

“We will be the second store to open in Canada,” Simek said. “If you’re looking for clocks, mirrors, lamps, fine art, metal wall art, garden decor, spring & seasonal

decor, candles, kitchen and bath decor and much more — you won’t find a better

value or selection anywhere in Cranbrook.”

The store, located at 300 1st Avenue South in Cranbrook, is holding a grand opening Nov. 1 and 3.

Simek is mom to three primary-aged children in Cranbrook. She’s been on her kids’ school’s parent advisory council and has helped coach various teams. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and has worked on and off in the Human Services sector for 20 years but has primarily been a “stay at home mom.”

“But I have always been drawn to entrepreneurial endeavors,” Simek said. “I have owned and operated two seasonal ice cream businesses and have tried my hand at running a kid’s consignment clothing store out of my home when my kids were small.”

Real Deals is open Thursdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. To 3 p.m. “Staying open two days a week keeps our overhead low,” Simek said. “And we can pass the savings on to you.”