We first brought you the story last November that popular Maine-based department store Renys planned to open a store in Bangor where the old Christmas Tree Shop on Springer Drive used to be. 

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Courtesy Linda Swett Syphers
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While the company is still in the process of preparing the space, it looks like the new location is getting closer and closer to opening.

According to their post on the Renys Facebook Page, they're finally at the point where they're ready to build their Bangor team.

Springer Drive Bangor 2, Liz Leavitt
Springer Drive Bangor 2, Liz Leavitt
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"On Thursday, February 29th, Renys is hosting a hiring event for our new Bangor location! Please visit us from 10 am to 7 pm at the Renys location, 46 Springer Drive, Bangor. Come prepared for an on-site interview!"

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You can find out more information about what positions they're hiring for by checking out their website, here.

John Reny, President of Renys, told TV5 that they got the keys to the new space on January 1st and have been busy making renovations to the space.

Springer Drive Bangor 5, Liz Leavitt
Springer Drive Bangor 5, Liz Leavitt
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“We do it right when we do it and make it the way we want it to be,”

He continued by saying the plan is to have the store open by April.

Springer Drive Bangor 1, Liz Leavitt
Springer Drive Bangor 1, Liz Leavitt
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The Bangor store will mark the 18th store in the state for Renys, which also has shops in Bath, Belfast, Bridgton, Camden, Damariscotta, Dexter, Ellsworth, Farmington, Gardiner, Madison, Pittsfield, Portland, Saco, Topsham, Wells and Windham.

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