Get ready for new goodies at Three Star Mall.
Goody’s is in the process of closing its local store and it will reopen as discount retailer Gordmans. Both chains are owned by the same company, Stage Stores.
“I think this will be a good thing,” said Goody’s manager Patsy Brown. “The stores they’ve converted so far have all done well.”
The Three Star Mall location is expected to stay open under the Goody’s brand until early 2020. Brown said she expects to continue getting new merchandise until September or October and inventory will be allowed to dwindle after that point.
But shoppers don’t have to wait months to enjoy steep discounts. Signs were placed around Goody’s on Monday announcing “Store Closing” and “Everything Must Go.” Merchandise was marked down as much as 40 percent.
Since Stage Stores acquired Gordmans in 2017, the company has been gradually converting a number of its Goody’s, Peebles and Bealls to the Gordmans brand.
“Stage has opened more than 70 Gordmans this year,” said Stage representative Blakeley Graham. “By the end of 2019, there will be over 150 Gordmans stores across the country.”
When asked about customer reaction to the changeover, Graham said, “Consumers are responding positively to Gordmans’ off-price offerings, which means bigger deals and smaller prices.”
Gordmans is a discount retailer, which means it has a wide array of merchandise for the entire family at the lowest possible prices. Graham said Gordmans has been delighting shoppers for more than 100 years.
“Gordmans has fresh new merchandise deliveries arriving weekly,” said Graham. “There will always be something new to discover when it comes to popular name-brand apparel, home décor, footwear, gifts, accessories, fragrances and more for the whole family.”
When Goody’s closes in January or February, the conversion to Gordmans will take less than two weeks. One Gordmans emphasis is home decor items.
“Our home department will be three times bigger,” said Brown.