GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Whatever device or appliance you can think of, chances are the new Greenburgh business Batteries Plus Bulbs will be able to charge it.
Eros Corpus and his wife, Jennifer, are partners in the franchise, which just arrived in Greenburgh this month. Batteries Plus Bulbs, 300 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, offers batteries and lightbulbs for "everything you could think of," Eros said.
"If someone is looking for a cellphone battery at a Sprint or Verizon store, they usually tell people to go online. Now there's a brick and mortar store that has these things for you," he said.
Owning a local store will be a major change for Eros, especially in an area surrounded by chains and department stores. Eros had been working in real estate most of his career before he decided to make the switch. Growing up in White Plains, he couldn't think of anywhere else to set up shop.
"It's the center of the county — lots of business, lots of people — and I really wanted to serve my community," he said.
Nearby appliance stores like Staples or Home Depot may offer similar items, but it's the variety that makes Batteries Plus Bulbs stand out above all others, he said. The store offers more than 40,000 types of batteries and lightbulb products, including car, cellphone, motorcycle, camera and iPod batteries.
Customers also can hand in used lightbulbs and batteries for recycling at the store, a green-friendly aspect that Eros said was part of the reason he wanted to get involved in the business. The highly efficient lightbulbs sold at the store can save both money and the environment.
And while some may find it difficult to replace their laptop batteries, Eros said Batteries Plus Bulbs has free laptop battery testing and stocks replacement batteries for most laptops.
Batteries Plus Bulbs is open at its location across the street from the Crossroads Shopping Center, but Eros plans to hold an official grand opening for the store in mid-January. While being store owners has been "nerve-wracking," for the Corpuses, Eros said, he is ready to take on the challenge.
"We're all in," he said.