Add another store to the growing list of new establishments set to occupy the Ambassador Town Center on Kaliste Saloom and Ambassador here in Lafayette.

Five Belºw will be making its Louisiana debut when the shopping center opens in 2016.

I am so excited as this is one of my favorite stores I've ever shopped. Five Belºw is a discount store that has products in several categories all ranging from $5 and below, hence the name.

Some items carried by the store include trading cards, sports related items, games, fashion accessories, bath and body related items, candy, beverages, room decorations, school supplies and stationery, books, accessories for electronics, DVDs, computer software, novelty items and gag items, as well as seasonal items.

The franchise was started in 2002 and currently has over 360 stores in 21 states.

The company is very community-oriented. They offer a unique fundraising opportunity for non-profit groups.

Stores can partner with local groups to set up a "FUNdraising" opportunity, where anyone with an invitation from the group can come in during a pre-selected time period and shop. 10% of the sales created by shoppers with invitations will be donated back to that particular organization.

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