Gordmans Hiring For New Roseville Store
Omaha-based low-priced department store retailer plans opening in early March.
Gordmans, a niche low-price department store operator, has been in the midst of hiring during the past two weeks as it prepares to open its new Roseville store in early March.
The Omaha-based retailer has had a hiring trailer outside its new store quarters on the lower level of the Crossroads of Roseville shopping center, 1663 County Road B2 West. It has been recruiting for, among others, cashiers, sales associates and stockroom workers. The recruiting trailer is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today (Saturday).
Jason Baker, Gordmans manager of new stores, said the bulk of hiring for the Roseville store is completed. But he added that recruiting and hiring will continue up to the time of its anticipated opening.
Gordmans is taking about 68,000 square feet on the lower level of the Crossroads mall, said Tricia Pitchford, leasing agent for the mall, which is owned and managed by Chicago-based M & J Wilkow. That space previously housed a movie theater and indoor mini-golf park.
Twin Cities retail academic Dave Brennan said the arrival of Gordmans into the metro area is part of more value-oriented merchants coming into our market. "This (Gordmans) is a companion to Kohl's and it's a pretty good fit," said Brennan, co-director of the Institute for Retailing Excellence at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. "Once you get this size and cluster of valued-oriented retail, it makes the (Crossroads) center all that stronger."
Brennan added that the Crossroads mall, just north of the regional Rosedale Center, is a "good location. I think it will be a good market for them (Gordmans)."
Gordmans describes itself as n everyday low price department store concept featuring a large selection of the latest brands, fashions and styles at up to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day in a fun, easy-to-shop environment. Our merchandise assortment includes apparel for all ages, accessories, footwear and home décor.
Gordmans dates back to 1915, and as of late 2011 it was operating about 75 stores 4res in August 4, 2010, we operated 68 stores in 16 primarily Midwestern states situated in a variety of shopping center developments, including regional enclosed shopping malls, lifestyle centers and power centers. For more information, visit www.gordmans.com.