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|Clothing Outfit Returns To Galesburg
|A company established back in the 1930's and operates more than 700 stores across the country is back in Galesburg.
Employees of Maurices and community officials gathered Friday morning, to cut the ribbon officially opening the store in Seminary Square Shopping Center. Maurices used to have a store in Sandburg Mall before it closed in 2002.
An official with the store said Maurices will feature styles for women that work from every day casual to special occasion clothing in the approximately 4-thousand square feet of space. They also feature their own line of exclusive clothes.
Manager of the Galesburg store Jenny Keever says she has been there for three weeks setting up and training employees.
Keever tells WGIL there was plenty of interest from people who wanted to work.
"There were a lot of applicants that had come through and then got filtered to me. We wanted to make sure everybody had a fair chance as far as going through the interview process and everything but everything got filtered through corporate going to me so it was crazy, there was a lot."
Maurices already has 46 stores in the state including locations in Peoria, Kewanee, and the Quad Cities and will employ nine workers - two full time and seven part time. The Galesburg store is slated to be one of 50 that open up this year.
Keever says the stores fashion caters to women from the ages of 13 to 70 which she says provides a lot of variety to women in the immediate area.
She says her favorite item in the store is some brown boots she was able to purchase earlier this week.
(Members of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with community members and employees, prepare to cut the ribbon to open Maurices Friday in Galesburg.)
(A view from inside of Maurices taken at their ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning to officially open the store.)
(News story and photos by WGIL's Dominic Fortini)
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