Giveaways, sales, and a very big cake

OfficeMax Manager Chuck Collins cuts the cake as customers cheer at the office supply store’s the Grand Opening celebration, Sunday. The cake, baked by Abby’s Kitchen, is shaped like the store’s famous rubber-band ball advertising icon.

A line of people went through OfficeMax's double sliding doors and down the sidewalk as the chain’s new Juenau location held its Grand Opening Day celebration.

Store manager, Chuck Collins said he counted nearly 80 peopled lined up early outside his store.

With a blast of confetti, Collins used big yellow scissors to cut the ribbon and the crowd walked in, split like water around a rock in a river by the chest-high sphere of a cake shaped like a rubberband ball.

Collins said the first couple weeks since the store’s soft opening on Feb. 2 have been “Better than we expected.” Though there have been some unforeseen issues, he admitted.

“It’s been going well,” Collins said.

Susan Bell, Commissioner of the Department of Commerce, spoke at the ribbon cutting.

Daniel Zettle, Vice President of management in Hawaii and Alaska, said the company is delighted to be in Juneau.

“It’s a great opportunity, not just for the company, but for the city of Juneau as well,” Zettle said.

“It’s something different, something new,” local resident Doug Unruh said. “We wanted to see what it was all about.”

Doug and his wife Linda didn’t have to wait in line, but had heard about the celebration in advance.

They shared a piece of cake and “signed up for the free stuff,” Doug said.

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