Jungle Jim's Eastgate announced when it would open its store to customers on Friday.
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Jungle Jim's Eastgate location, which will open in September 2012.
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Jungle Jim's Eastgate location to open in September

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UNION TWP, Ohio - After much waiting, excitement and speculation, the opening date of the new Jungle Jim's Eastgate location has now been announced.

The international superstore will open Sept. 25. Organizers say there is still a lot of work to be done and some exciting new things that will be at the store which is why the grand opening has been pushed back.

This will make it the second location in the Tri-State. The Fairfield location has been in operation since 1974 and has about 350 employees. More than 50,000 shoppers flock to the Fairfield store on a weekly basis and just as many are expected to frequent the new location.

The Eastgate store will also bring 300 to 400 jobs to the area, and the store will host a job fair July 31 and Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Union Township Civic Center.

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