Auburn Plaza location of Five Below sets opening date; Radio Shack announces closure

As one national retailer opens its doors in Auburn Plaza, another will close them.

Discount chain Five Below has announced via storefront signage that it will open in the Grant Avenue plaza at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24.

The Philadelphia-based chain sells fashion accessories, candy, books, decor, bath and body items, electronics and more. Like fellow discount store Dollar Tree, which is also located in Auburn Plaza, Five Below places a price cap — in its case, $5 — on all of its merchandise.

The chain has more than 500 U.S. locations, including four in the Syracuse area: Destiny USA, Erie Boulevard, Fairmount and Cicero. It will open the Auburn location simultaneously with seven others in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota and South Carolina.

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