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Gordmans celebrates grand opening

Employees of the new Gordmans retail store cut the ribbon to celebrate the store’s grand opening Wednesday at 1818 E. State Road 44 in Shelbyville.

By JEFF BROWN - jbrown@shelbynews.com

Goody’s is now Gordmans. And Gordmans is now open.

The off-price retail store celebrated its grand opening Wednesday afternoon and welcomed a long line of guests eager to see what was offered.

Gordmans replaced Goody’s at 1818 E. State Road 44 in Shelbyville and promises off-price items of apparel, accessories and more.

“It’s an off-price store so not big prices but a lot of good deals for the prices we have,” said Gordmans store manager Chastity Judge. “We have home decor, apparel for men, women and kids, shoes and anything for the family you might want.”

Goody’s, owned by Stage Stores, Inc., recently closed in Shelbyville and was converted to Gordmans, another brand within Stage Stores, Inc. There will be 38 new Gordmans stores opening in March across the country to join with 67 current Gordmans. An additional 38 more are slated to open in the summer of 2019 which will total 141 Gordmans by the end of 2019. 

Judge, formerly with Goody’s in Shelbyville, now operates Gordmans.

“Smaller prices is the big deal,” said Judge.

With a line of shoppers stretching down the shopping center, Gordmans employees celebrated the grand opening Wednesday by cutting the ribbon to signify the local store was officially open.

“The customers seem to be excited about it and we’re excited,” said Judge.

Prior to the ribbon cutting, Gordmans presented a check for $1,000 to Shelbyville High School to reaffirm its commitment to the community.

Stage Stores, Inc. operates in 42 states through 690 Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage specialty department stores and 105 Gordmans off-price stores. For more information, visit www.stage.com.