Tradehome Shoes coming to Meadowbrook Mall



January 16, 2024



Joe Bell                                                                                      Noah Levy

Director of Corporate Communications                            Marketing Director

The Cafaro Company                                                              Meadowbrook Mall                                          

330-743-7688                                                                           304-842-5441, Ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


Trading Spaces for Tradehome


A new and popular source for footwear is coming to Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  Tradehome Shoes will open a new store this spring in nearly 2,000 square foot location on the mall’s Center Court.  That space is currently occupied by Cardinal Market, which will be relocating to a 2,300 square foot space near the children’s play area.  This will be Tradehome’s first location in north-central West Virginia.

Tradehome Shoes is a 100% employee owned, service-oriented retailer of quality footwear. With more than 120 locations throughout the Heartland of the United States, it prides itself on having a knowledgeable and helpful team who go to great lengths to provide the best footwear buying experience anywhere.  Tradehome Shoes features styles for the whole family, with popular brands like Adidas, Asics, Birkenstock, Cole Haan, Crocs, Florsheim, Hey Dude, New Balance, Nike, Oofos, Ugg and many more.

The Meadowbrook Mall Complex is located on Interstate 79, Exit 121, in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  It has been serving the people of the Bridgeport/Clarksburg area since 1982.  To learn more, visit  Meadowbrook Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states.   For more information on the Cafaro organization, log onto .



Boscov’s kicks off Grand Opening for first store in West Virginia


Boscov’s kicks off West Virginia grand opening celebration with Charity Day shopping as thousands flock to see new store in Bridgeport’s Meadowbrook Mall



BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WV News) — The line to get into the Boscov’s location at Meadowbrook Mall on Thursday stretched down the sidewalk in both directions, filled with hundreds of shoppers eagerly waiting to be among the first inside the area’s newest department store.

Each of those in attendance paid $5 for a shopping pass that allowed them to participate in the store’s Charity Day. All the proceeds from the sale of the passes will benefit 175 local nonprofits.

“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Jim Boscov, chairman and CEO of Boscov’s. “Certainly, it’s great to have a store full of people, but this is Charity Day. These are people who donated $5 to their favorite charity.”

Boscov had a very busy morning, which included greeting customers as they lined up outside and making periodic announcements over the store’s intercom system.

“People who have never seen us before are saying, ‘Wow, you guys really have everything.’ It’s a big store,” he said. “As busy as we are, we have about 220 co-workers that we’ve hired right from the area, plus we have another 150 that we’ve asked to come down from our other stores to help out. We’ve got lots of people to offer service.”

Wendy Imperial, a Bridgeport resident, said she’s been anticipating the opening of Boscov’s for several months.

“I walk every morning up here at the mall, so I’ve been watching the progress of stores moving and then this being built. I’m just thrilled that the day is finally here,” she said.

Imperial said she’s glad the mall was able to secure another anchor retailer after years of seeing stores move or relocate.

“So many times you see malls that are becoming obsolete. It’s so sad to see that square footage get emptied,” she said. “This is going to be an absolute boost in the arm of our community. All of the surrounding retailers are going to benefit from it. And we’re just thrilled that they chose this mall to come to and open a new store.”

Imperial used Boscov’s Charity Day to get a jump on her holiday shopping.

“I looked for some of the ‘door buster’ deals — I got some flashlights that I was looking for and then saw these that were on sale,” she said, holding up a decorative throw blanket. “I’m heading to women’s clothes to look at some things there that I’ve seen through the window as I’ve been walking.”

Harley Jeffries, a Bridgeport resident, said he’d also heard a lot about the Boscov’s opening.

“We’d been hearing about it for a while. It’s been underway and under construction. We’re always anxious — we’re a bunch of lookie-loos — to come see what’s what and what’s going on with the store and what all they have,” Jeffries said.

Thursday’s events kicked off Boscov’s Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration.

Friday will be Family Fun Day, featuring free family activities and entertainment. It will be the first opportunity for members of the public who didn’t purchase a Charity Day pass to shop in the store.

On Saturday, starting at 9:30 a.m., the Bridgeport High School marching band will kick off a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Brad Riffee, executive director of the United Way of Harrison and Doddridge Counties, and representatives of United Way member agencies will cut a special ribbon made of $100 bills for the agencies, plus a $1,000 bill for the United Way itself.

Saturday shoppers also can take in performances by Elvis Aaron Presley Jr., and Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science.”

Senior Staff Writer Charles Young can be reached at 304-626-1447 or


Boscov’s arrives in West Virginia




September 28, 2023



Joe Bell                                                                        Melissa Antrim

Director of Corporate Communications                            Executive Assistant to Jim Boscov,

Cafaro Company                                                           Chairman & CEO                                  

330-747-2661  ext. 771                                                  610-370-3940

724-730-4532 (Mobile)



Boscov’s Grand Opening Celebration at Meadowbrook Mall


To celebrate its 50th store, and first location in West Virginia, Boscov’s will host a Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration full of unbelievable Grand Opening specials, entertainment, over $30,000 worth of register to win prizes, a fireworks celebration, free gifts and much more!  “We’ve created an unforgettable Grand Opening Celebration for the communities of North Central West Virginia”, said Jim Boscov, Chairman and CEO of Boscov’s. “You can expect exciting retailing that combines fun, fashion, community support, entertainment and service with jaw dropping pricing on a tremendous assortment of products throughout the store.”

The Boscov’s Three-Day Grand Opening Celebration will occur on:

  1. Thursday, October 5, 2023: Charity Day – Shop for a Cause
    • Make a $5 donation to your favorite participating non-profit and you’ll be the first to see the new Boscov’s, shop all the Grand Opening specials and receive a Free Umbrella ($19.99 value)!
    • Register to win 1 of 20 $250 Boscov’s Gift Cards reserved exclusively for Charity Day customers.
    • Be one of the first 1,000 Candy Department customers and enjoy a free Godiva Chocolate Bar
    • FREE music, entertainment and activities for the entire family.


  1. Friday, October 6, 2023: Family Day – Something for Everyone
    • Boscov’s is officially open to the public! Be one of the first to shop all of our Grand Opening specials.
    • Enjoy a day filled with fabulous FREE entertainment for the entire family, with music and activities for kids, including balloon artistry, face painting and a caricature artist.


  1. Saturday, October 7, 2023: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and Fireworks
    • At 9:30 am, come watch a parade of cars, local dignitaries and the 85-member Bridgeport High School marching band kick-off our ribbon-cutting ceremony. Brad Riffee, President of Harrison and Doddridge United Way, and United Way member agencies will snip a special ribbon made of $100 bills for their organizations plus a $1,000 bill for the United Way, symbolizing Boscov’s ongoing commitment to local charities.
    • Visit the Candy department and receive a FREE Asher’s chocolate covered pretzel in celebration of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day, while supplies last.
    • Throughout the day, discover the best brands and selection at incredible prices while enjoying FREE staged performances by Elvis Aaron Presley Jr. and Jason Lindsey, aka “Mr. Science”.
    • At 9:00 pm, enjoy a spectacular Grand Opening Fireworks display at the mall. Tune into 97.9 WKKW, 102 WVAQ or Sky 106.5 to hear synchronized music to the firework show. Park anywhere at the mall complex for a great view.

On Saturday, October 14th, enjoy the unique opportunity to meet and hear from Clarksburg’s own Chris and Donnie Davisson, lead guitarist and vocalist for the Davisson Brothers band. Additional entertainment events will continue as outlined on the attached a schedule of events.

Based in Reading, PA, Boscov’s operates 49 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Ohio. It is the nation’s largest family owned department store chain. Boscov’s is now celebrating its 109th year as a full-line, full-service department store and is known as much for making shopping fun as it is for offering the best brands at the best prices with incredible service. Boscov’s offers many customer-friendly services, such as a year-round military discount, a gift registry for every occasion, a hassle free return policy and free curbside pickup (beginning 10/22 at the new Boscov’s Bridgeport, WV location after the conclusion of Grand Opening festivities). To learn more, visit

The Meadowbrook Mall Complex is located on Interstate 79, Exit 121, in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  It has been serving the people of north-central West Virginia since 1982.  To learn more, visit .  Meadowbrook Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed more than 30 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states.   For more information on the Cafaro organization, log onto