In the 1940's a gentleman from Peoria went to the freight yards and noticed something they called unclaimed freight. He paid pennies on the dollar for the merchandise and re-sold it to locals for incredibly low prices. This idea grew into a business he called "Unclaimed Freight Store". As the business grew he moved into a building to store and sell his goods.
Today Mitch's son Pierre Serafin, son-in-law Tom Wiegand, daughter Claire Wiegand and grandson Gerard Wiegand carry on his tradition of hard work, family values and incredible customer service; keeping the business and community alive and growing for years to come.
Come down and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you!
Operating since 1945, UFS is a family owned company. We strive for excellence. So much so that, usually, you'll find a family member working at the store 7 days a week. UFS strives to give its customers the best product for the best price. We are active in our community and take pride in being part of historic downtown Peoria.