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Sears confirms it has plans to open Greencastle store

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Formerly Wal-Mart, this empty building at Putnam Plaza has been targeted by Sears for a new store.
Michael R. Hausman is planning to open a new Sears store in Putnam Plaza in part of the old vacated Wal-Mart building.

Hausman told the BannerGraphic he is shooting to open on June 27. The store will feature hardware, lawn and garden, appliances, tractors and Craftsman tools. There will also be an on-line service for customers to order any Sears catalog product.

While not a Putnam County resident, Hausman has spent a lot of time in the area.

"I have a good friend who owns property down the road on U.S. Hwy. 240 and I have spent a lot of time here. I also think Wal-Mart has monopolized Greencastle for too many years. The town has grown so much that it's time to give people more choices," reported Hausman.

The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Two other retail stores are planned for Putnam Plaza and include Peebles, a brand name apparel shop and an unnamed retail shoe store. Peebles has signed a lease but the shoe store is still in negotiations according to Hausman.

Peebles sells brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family.

They operate in small and mid-size towns and communities and have over 700 stores in 35 states.

They also operate under the Bealls, Palais Royal and Stage names throughout the South Central states, and under the Peebles name throughout the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and Midwestern states.

A few other new businesses are looking to move or have already opened in Putnam County. Rancella's Restaurant opened in Cloverdale in the old Napa building downtown and a new barbeque restaurant called South by Southwest is taking over the old Greeks Pizza off the square in downtown Greencastle.

The Fairway Restaurant is completely renovated in the Old Barnyard Restaurant across from the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

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Wonderfull!!! I can't wait.

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 5:14 AM

That's where America shops!!

-- Posted by Xgamer on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 6:26 AM

That's a good start. It would be nice to shop for clothing locally!!!! We need more than just a Fashion Bug and Wal-Mart!!

-- Posted by MotherOfTwo on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 7:58 AM

Maybe it will help the unemployment rate around here.

-- Posted by Harleybrat on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 12:43 PM

Perhaps Sears should be the one worried about competition. A few years ago, I searched every one of the 'big' appliance stores and ended up buying all of my appliances at Shuee's....love Headley's too. Great people, great prices, and great service from our local merchants!

-- Posted by Maeve04 on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 7:01 PM

Sears and Headleys carry different types of products. I don't think I could purchase nuts and bolts at Sears. I don't see competition there. I have noticed that The Frame Shop, Momma Nunzs Restaurant, Eitels Flowers, and a couple of stores on the square are for sale. Brackneys is gone. Hanks closed their doors. The economy is bad everywhere with gas prices continuing to rise. We are in an election year and the controversy with it makes for an uncertain future. When you receive your Economis Stimulus Payment instead of shopping at Wal Mart and stimulating the economy of China or filling your gas tanks and supporting the foreign oil companys just bank it because it was your tax money to begin with and somehow the government will find a way to raise a tax to get it back. American politicians at work.

-- Posted by dumpsterdiva on Wed, Apr 23, 2008, at 9:08 PM

I wanted to open a Sears store too and am glad someone decided to go for it. Yes, times are bad, which is exactly why we should shop in Greencastle (when we can) and conserve on some of that gas money anyway. It will be great to have a little 'choice' and yes, Sears has quite a selection to add..... not just appliances and tools. Peebles sounds good. I love Bealls! Keep 'em coming. It would be great to actually have SELECTIONS in town!!

-- Posted by bannerstuff on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 12:30 PM

Yes !!!!! We need a Michael's or some type of craft store too!

-- Posted by Scripted Spontaneity on Thu, Apr 24, 2008, at 8:28 PM

Just for the record: the new BBQ place downtown isn't solely a BBQ place. It will offer southern cuisine/soul food such as seafood, fried chicken, mac and cheese, sweet tea, sandwiches, pasta and rice dishes, and yes BBQ. And I agree, we should spend OUR money in OUR community. Opening in June. You'll be surprised to see some old friends :)

-- Posted by townielove on Mon, Apr 28, 2008, at 12:17 AM

Yea, something new clothes wise besides all Large and XLarge sizes at Wal-Mart. Maybe choices instead of 75 of the same outfit. Now all we need is a BW 3's and some type of gameroom, arcade, putt-putt...something entertainment wise. Please..

-- Posted by HelloMcFly on Tue, Apr 29, 2008, at 7:21 PM

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