Gordmans opens in Coshocton

| June 27, 2019

Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer helped Kimberly Porter, manager of the new Gordmans store, cut the ribbon to officially open the business. The ribbon cutting and grand opening was held June 27 at Gordmans on Airport Road in the shopping center next to Wal-Mart. Gordmans replaces Peebles, which are both owned by Stage Stores. Gordmans is an off-price retailer that offers bigger deals for smaller prices. Josie Sellers | Beacon

COSHOCTON – Store Manager Kimberly Porter was excited to welcome customers to the new Gordmans, which replaces the Peebles store on Airport Road in the shopping center next to Wal-Mart.

Both businesses are owned by Stage Stores, which is launching Gordmans as an off-price retailer. Porter told the crowd gathered outside the store on Thursday morning June 27 that they would find big deals and smaller prices inside on clothing for the entire family, home décor and much more.

“We get a truck every week too bringing you new merchandise,” she said.

Coshocton’s Gordmans is one of 36 that opened on June 27 and will be one of 150 located across the country by the end of the year.

“I want to thank our store associates for the long hours they’ve worked leading up to today,” Porter said. “We are very proud and pleased to be part of Coshocton and the surrounding communities.”

Coshocton City Mayor Steve Mercer thought the crowd gathered outside the store was a good indication that it would be well received.

“They will have brand names and more brands for less price,” he said. “We are excited to see it here. On behalf of the city thank you for your investment and for bringing Gordmans to the Coshocton community.”

Congressman Bob Gibbs representative Tim Ross then presented Porter with a commendation for the store.

“This is one of my favorite parts of my job,” he said. “I’ve been to other celebrations like this before in town, but haven’t seen a crowd like this. Coshocton is excited about this.”

As part of its grand opening celebration tour, each new Gordmans store presented a $1,000 check to a public school in its community. Here in Coshocton the money went to Coshocton High School. Coshocton City Safety-Service Director Max Crown accepted the check on behalf of the school and Mercer expressed appreciation for it.

“Thank you,” Mercer said. “The school will be happy to receive this.”

Tiffany Swigert, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority, and Amy Stockdale, executive director of the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce, also were on hand for the ribbon cutting. After it was officially cut the first 100 guests through the door received a Gordmans insulated tote bag and were given the chance to win a $50 gift card or a $5 shopping card. Customers were encouraged to enroll in the Style Circle Rewards Program. Those who signed up for and were approved for a Gordmans credit card received 20 percent off their first day’s purchases. Peebles credit cards, however, still work at the store.


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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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