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A store closing sign is hung on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Gordmans, 14933 Evans Plaza, in Omaha. A new Gordmans is set to open at the same location on Nov. 1.

Get ready Gordmans lovers: Your beloved Omaha-born store has set its grand-opening date.

A new Gordmans will open Nov. 1 in the West Grayhawk shopping center off 149th Street and West Maple Road. It will be the first Gordmans store to open in Omaha since the company declared bankruptcy, sold itself to an out-of-town retailer and closed all its stores in the city.

But Gordmans is back, now owned by Houston-based Stage Stores, which is repositioning Gordmans as an “off-price” store — think Marshall’s or T.J. Maxx.

The store, at 14933 Evans Plaza, will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Nov. 1. It’s opening in a space that previously was a Gordmans. The company said it was “committed to staying in the Omaha community.”

“Gordmans is excited to reopen a store in the Omaha community,” said Michael Glazer, the president and chief executive of its new owner, Stage Stores. “At Gordmans we create an exciting place where terrific deals and designer name brands are at every turn.”

The store’s grand-opening celebration runs from Nov. 1 to 4, during which Gordmans says it will have special offers. The first 100 customers in line each day will get a free gift, the store said.

Gordmans opened as a single shop in Omaha in 1915. It had employed around 300 people in its Aksarben Village headquarters until last year, when the headquarters closed and the company sold about half of its 100 stores and its Omaha warehouse to Stage Stores for about $40 million.

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