MANALAPAN - Retailer Raymour & Flanigan will open on Saturday a furniture and mattress outlet store in the Manalapan Commons shopping center on Route 9.

The store has moved into a 30,926-square-foot space formerly occupied by Babies R Us, which along with Toys R Us went out of business this past summer.

Other tenants at Manalapan Commons include Best Buy and A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts

Raymour & Flanigan has full showrooms in nearby Freehold Township as well as Ocean Township, Bridgewater, North Brunswick and Woodbridge.

The company also has opened outlet stores over the last several years. This is the first in Monmouth County. Others are in East Brunswick, Deptford, North Plainfield, South Plainfield and East Hanover.

So what's the difference between a Raymour & Flanigan showroom and an outlet store?

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture-Mattress Outlet features new furnishings for every room in the house, including discount bedroom furniture and sofas to mattresses for customers with various budgets, the company said. You won't find scratched, damaged items or older inventory and floor models from other stores there.

"It is brand new product," spokeswoman Elisabeth Dwyer said. "It is just at a lower price point than our regular Raymour stores."