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Gordmans to open next week at former Peebles in Seaville

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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:23 pm

By KRISTEN KELLEHER

Sentinel staff

 

SEAVILLE — A grand opening ceremony for a new Gordmans department store on the site of a former Peebles in Upper Township is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2087 Route 9 South in Seaville, according to information from the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce. 

This is one of multiple grand openings for Gordmans stores from Vermont to Maryland. 

In New Jersey, Seaville is one of four Gordmans stores to open Feb. 18, according to information from the company. 

Stores in Rio Grande, Bridgeton and Browns Mills will have their grand openings on the same day. 

The business community is pleased to welcome the company.

“We are always encouraged when a new business invests in our municipality,” Jack Griffin, president of the Upper Township Business Association, said in a statement. “It’s an indicator that the economy is strong and that investors see Upper Township as a retail destination. We welcome Gordmans to our business community and hope to work with them in the future. As good corporate citizens, the Gordmans Community Counts Program is a good fit with the Upper Township Business Association philosophy of neighbors helping neighbors.”

Through its Community Counts program, Gordmans donates to organizations including the American Heart Association, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, No Kid Hungry and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, as well as local schools, according to the Gordmans website. 

In September 2019, Stage Stores Inc. announced it would convert its remaining stores to Gordmans stores. 

Stage Stores operates 625 stores, including Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage department stores, and an additional 158 Gordmans stores in 42 states. 

“We are excited about our future as we fully transition to an off-price business model,” Michael Glazer, chief executive officer, said in a press release. “Since 2018, we have converted 98 department stores to off-price, including 17 small market conversions which are grand opening today in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Compared to their performance as a department store, off-price conversions have consistently delivered higher sales with less inventory, similar retail margins and lower SG&A.”

The store’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. 

For more information, visit gordmans.com

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