Gordmans opens four more stores for a total of 90

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Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013 12:00 am

Just in time for back-to-school shopping, Omaha’s home-grown apparel and home furnishings retailer opened four new Gordmans stores this month.

On July 18, it opened its first New Mexico store in Albuquerque. Its first Milwaukee-area store opened Thursday in Kenosha, Wis. That same day it opened its first Louisville, Ky.-area store in Clarksville, Ind., and its third North Dakota store in Minot.

In the first four months of 2013, the company, which has been in expansion mode for a few years, opened two stores in Utah (American Fork and Midvale) and one in East Peoria, Ill. It also broke ground on a 545,000-square-foot distribution center in the Indianapolis area, a $37.5 million investment to support growth.

Gordmans is also on the move in Omaha, breaking ground last spring on new corporate offices at Aksarben Village near 67th and Frances Streets. The $28 million, roughly 100,000-square-foot building is being developed as a joint venture between Waitt Co. and Noddle Cos., both of Omaha. Gordmans has signed a 15-year lease to occupy the two top stories of the three-story structure.

The retailer expects to move into its new Aksarben headquarters, which can accommodate up to 330 employees, next spring.

With the addition of the four new stores, Gordmans now operates 90 stores in 19 states.

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