Mountain Home Bealls to turn into a Gordmans

Thursday, November 14, 2019
A banner announcing the closing sale of Bealls is the only official communication the community has had on the stores closing

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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    Is the headline missing a question mark at the end? It is certainly not consistent with "the URA has not heard anything new and has not been officially told one way or the other" that the article concludes with.

    -- Posted by Silverstone on Thu, Nov 14, 2019, at 1:26 PM
    Response by Brenda Fincher, Publisher, Mountain Home News:
    We contacted the corp office and received an email in response.
  • This is not the complete article, it's just a teaser. If you click on the link to buy the full article or pick up a copy of the paper the full story explains that we reached out to the corporation for confirmation.

    -- Posted by Stephanie Root Editor~Mountain Home News on Wed, Nov 20, 2019, at 4:51 PM
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