Mountain Home Bealls to turn into a Gordmans
In the beginning of October, a banner went up on Bealls Department Store saying they were holding a store closing sale. Rumors quickly spread around town that the word on the street was that the store would be transitioning into its sister store Gordmans. At the time, the staff of the Mountain Home News reached out to the local store, but were not given a comment by employees.
Now, a new sign is up saying that the location is an Amazon Hub, it was quickly assumed, that the Hub was set to replace the department store. However, after a little investigating, it appears the stores are offering Amazon customers the ability to pick up their orders at many of their locations throughout the country.
The building that Bealls is in belongs to the Urban Renewal Agency, currently the company is in the middle of a long term lease that is not set to expire until 2022. According to URA Commission Chairman Alan Bermensolo, the company reached out to the agency in April of this year wanting to look into modifying the lease to turn it into a Gordmans. Since that time the URA has not heard anything new and has not been officially told one way or the other whether they are closing.
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