As a local, family owned store with amazing loyal customers we are all here to deliver name brand closeouts and basic everyday values in a warm and friendly store.
From the owner David Tatelbaum. My family has a long and storied history on the South Coast. My father, Matt Tatelbaum, and others, founded the MarsBargainLand Store in the North End of New Bedford in 1962. As a ten year old, I marveled at the conversion of a huge former dress factory housed in an early 1900’s brick mill building into a modern discount department store with a full service supermarket and a liquor store all under one roof. I can still recall opening day when the fire department needed to limit customers entering the store as thousands lined up to see and shop this amazing new concept which included self service, central check outs, low overhead, vast selection, and low prices. My roots in retailing certainly got a good start.
Fast forward to today’s BVO here in South Dartmouth. With an incredibly strong work and home relationship with my life partner, Janis Goodall, an experienced and smart retailer in her own right, BVO has become a store dedicated to offering great values, an assortment dedicated to the needs of our very loyal local shoppers with a focus on giving back to the community we love and live in.
I also want to mention our management staff. Their knowledge, dedication, and years of service are the cornerstone of BVO.
Wendy Melo, Seasonal Manager – 23 years
Lorraine Dandrea, Greeting Cards – 20 years
Carol Hrenko, Merchandise Manager – 18 years
Kathy Cabral, Grocery/Cash Office Manager – 10 years
Robean Martins , Ass’t Manager – 9 years
Jeremy Alfonso, Whse. Manager – 7 years
Jimmy Perry, Ass’t Manager – 5 years
Shayna Onofrey, Ass’t Manager – 4 years
Lori Bardwell, Office Manager – 2 years