Delaware residents couldn’t contain themselves at the grand opening weekend of Christiana’s newest retailer. The Container Store opened to thousands of shoppers, some of whom waited in line on Saturday to be the first new customers. As part of the celebration, they donated 10% of the weekend’s proceeds — $18,500 — to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The retailer also held a private preview party on Thursday, October 15th, where over 1,000 people enjoyed tasty nibbles catered by Washington, DC’s Ridgewells Catering, sipped on chilled champagne, and danced to live music by the popular Delaware band Jellyroll.
“Partnering with an organization like the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is an incredible honor for our company,” said Melissa Reiff, president and COO of The Container Store. “They are truly invested in the entire Delaware community. We couldn’t have found a better match – and it’s an organization we know that our customers and employees are passionate about.”