GORDMANS GRAND OPENING

Well over 100 customers were lined up to shop at Gordmans Thursday, the first day the store was open, at Southern Hills Shopping Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with Greater West Plains Area Chamber of Commerce members, Mayor Jack Pahlmann and local business representatives and included giveaways and promotions and the presentation of $1,000 from the retailer to the West Plains High School. The business stocks discounted brand-name apparel and home décor and business hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Store manager Brian Mertz thanked his associates for their hard work in getting the store ready for the opening and for the welcome shown by community members. Front row, from left: Gordman’s store manager Charon Mazloomi, chamber ambassador Diana Brown, assistant manager Crystal Wilson, sales associate Katrina Lancaster, West Plains High School Principal Jack Randolph, Mertz, Pahlmann, sales associates Lori Weeks and Baili Carter and chamber ambassador Lindsay Collins.

Quill Staff Reporter

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