Opens to a Crowd
By Angie Talken
July 1, 2019 CT
There is a new store in town;
and shoppers lined up two hours before it opened on Friday. Shoppers lined up as early
as 7 a.m. to be one of the first in the door at Gordmans, located in the old
Goody's store at 405 Park Lane. As many as 170 shoppers were in a line that stretched past a nearby shoe store when the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, chamber members, and store employees held a ribbon cutting ceremony just before opening the doors to members of the public.
Store manager Danielle Mick
said the Chillicothe store is one of 36 stores that opened in June and one of 150 that will open by the end of 2019.
Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly was on hand and welcomed the new retailer to town.
"I am so excited to have Gordmans here in Chillicothe," she said.
"It is always exciting when a new business opens, but especially a retail business. I have loved
Gordmans for 20 years and am so excited that there is one in our town
As part of
Gordmans commitment to public education in towns where they are located,
Mick (on behalf of Gordmans) presented Chillicothe High School Principal Dan Nagel with a $1,000 check. Nagel said the check would be placed in the Hornet Pride account for activities and incentives for students.
Those who used to shop at
Goody's, which closed nearly two weeks ago, will notice a difference in the stock in the store, as well as new clothing lines and sales.
"We are sure to have something for everyone," Mick said.
"We get as many as three trucks a week, so everything from children to
women's and men's clothes, teen clothes and shoes, and especially our beautiful home goods will always be
changing." Gordmans, Goody's and Stage stores are all owned by Stage Stores,
so Sydney Edens Media Liaison for Gordmans said there is no need for customers to
reapply for the rewards program or credit cards as they can be used at any of the three stores.