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.