Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, July 3 newspaper on Page A5.

JACKSON — The new Gordmans store in the Jackson Square Shopping Center has opened its doors.

Gordmans of Jackson was one of 25 new stores opened throughout Ohio all on Thursday, June 27.

Grand Opening celebrations were held at each location.

Things kicked off in Jackson with Gordmans presenting Jackson High School with a $1,000 donation; on hand to accept the donation was JHS Principal Thad Haines and Athletic Director Pat Stevens.

Randy Heath, mayor of Jackson and the executive director of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, joined other Chamber members and Gordmans Store Manager Allyson Ballentine for a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the store.

“This shopping center, of course, has been a part of our retail economy since 1967,” Heath said. “For those of us that are older than 20, (we) can remember this first opening as a G.C. Murphy store. Gordmans is going to be an incredible addition to the Jackson community.”

The first customers to the store were given tote bags and a chance at a Gordmans raffle.

Gordmans replaces Jackson’s Peebles department store that originally opened in 2004. Stage Stores Inc., owns both store chains.

Stage Stores Inc. refers to Gordmans stores as “off-price” stores, meaning they sell brand-named goods at less than the normal retail price. The store offers popular name brand apparel, home décor, footwear, gifts, accessories, fragrances and more.

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