After 15 months of extensive remodeling, Jay Carpet in Athens is hosting its grand re-opening Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 314 Main St. The official ribbon cutting event will be at 9 a.m. The public is encouraged to attend the event and free refreshments will be offered throughout the course of the day. At 10 a.m., the store will host an open house for interested parties and consumers can view the new store.

The grand opening features a new store layout which combines both the Jay Carpet and Jay Furniture stores on a single floor. During the grand re-opening, new fourth generation owners Jay Rosenbloom and Jill (Rosenbloom) Lister, son and daughter from parents Dave and Laura Roosenbloom. This June will mark 50 years for the senior Roosenblooms, while the business has been in the family for 70 years.

The public is invited to come in and meet the present and future owners during the grand opening ceremonies.