Peebles shoppers pack doors at opening

Friday, September 26, 2008
Customers lined up all the way to Aldi's waiting to enter the new Peebles Clothing store, which opened in Greencastle Thursday morning.

Crowds lined up to enter the new Peebles family style clothing store that opened Thursday in Greencastle. Mayor Sue Murray and other city officials were on hand to welcome the new facility.

Regional Manager David Ester and Store Manager Jim Tucker thanked the crowd for coming and talked about how excited the store is to be opening in Greencastle.

"This is such a great community to be in and with the best workforce we've ever seen," said Tucker.

Peebles offers brands like Adidas, Keds, VanHeusen, Nike, Liz Claiborne, Rafaella, Mudd, Lee, Dickies, Haggar, SagHarbor, Tommy Hilfiger and others. The store has departments for misses, juniors, men's, children's, shoes, fragrances, accessories and home accents.

The store offers an exclusive discount program for customers age 50 and over. These customers can sign up to receive e-mail alerts for upcoming sales and events. The store also offers customers access to a store-branded credit card and VIP Rewards Program, which offers invitations to exclusive savings events, free gift-wrapping and more, based on annual credit card purchases. Cardholders also receive bonus savings coupons via mail.

"Those opening a Peebles Charge account will receive no less than 10 percent off purchases," added Tucker.

Peebles is owned by Stage Stores, which operates under the Bealls, Palais Royal and Stage names in the South Central states, and under the Peebles name throughout the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and Midwestern states.

Currently in Indiana there are Peebles stores located in Angola, Batesville, Columbia City, Greenfield and Huntington. Nationally the company operates over 700 stores in 35 states.

Store hours are Mon., Tues., Wed., from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., Fri. and Sat from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information about Stage Stores, visit their corporate Web site at For more information about Peebles, visit

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  • Marketing at it's best, look at them lined up, drawn in like moths to a flame. If you open it, they will come. Any bonus for the first customer?

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 6:40 AM
  • What's the over/under on how long they will stay open? I say two years.That seems to be about the average of any new Non-Wal-Mart store in this town.

    -- Posted by LangdonUlger on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 7:17 AM
  • Ok - Greencastle has a new clothing store! whoo hoo!

    LangdonUlger why would you say that it won't last? Fashion Bug is still in business and it isn't walmart!

    We needed something new and we got it! THanks Peebles and THanks to the Mayor for helping Greencastle Grow!

    -- Posted by luv2bmom2001 on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 9:26 AM
  • I love the store. It's great to have something like this so close by! An alternative to Wal-Mart!! Thank You!!!!

    -- Posted by SamHill on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 9:44 AM
  • How quickly we forget, that there were plenty of alternatives BEFORE Walmart.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 12:08 PM
  • They are also opening a new Shoe Sensation in that mall next month so we will have plenty of alternatives to walmarts crap.Go greencastle grow grow grow

    -- Posted by taz1665 on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 2:49 PM
  • Do FB Distro employees get a discount at Fashion Bug? If so, that is why they are still around.

    As far as Shoe Sensation, they will be competing with Peebles and Wal-mart in dress shoes, and Hibbett Sports and Wal-mart in athletic shoes. Good Luck with that.

    Or am I the only one who remembers Glick's, Maurice's, etc. Everyone here cries about how they want alternatives to Sprawl-mart, then when a new store comes in and they realize they will have to pay more because of the higher quality of the goods, they abandon it. It's the same reason new locally-owned restaurants consistently fail here. There is always a huge surge for the first month as everyone goes there once or twice before they all stop going there and hit the double drive-thru at Mcdonald's.

    I for one try to go to the smaller places (preferably with local ties like Chief's, Shuee's and Headley's) whenever possible, so I will be supporting them when I can. I just wish the rest of the town did the same.

    -- Posted by LangdonUlger on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 3:35 PM
  • The opening of Peebles will be good for Putnam County residents. I did visit the store on Thursday and found the "GREETER" NOT VERY FRIENDLY. I do think that Peebles will be a great deal better than Fashion Bug. Fashion Bug merchandise is very low quality. I have purchase clothing and after the first wash, it was "washed out". Fashion Bug's prices are "way too high" for the quality.

    I do hope Peebles store will be in business for many years.

    As for the person who felt Shuee & Sons is a great place to shop. They have a monopoly in Greencastle and no longer value the customer with service. They seem to feel that since they are the only store to offer appliances in Greencastle that they do not need to provide special treatment to the customer.

    -- Posted by Taxpayer5253 on Sat, Sep 27, 2008, at 4:33 AM
  • walmart for athletic shoes?? Are you kidding me. What kind of quality athlethic shoes do you find at walmart?

    -- Posted by flygal026 on Sat, Sep 27, 2008, at 6:10 AM
  • Yes, Wal-mart for athletic shoes. Not everyone can afford $90 Nike Shox that a kid wears out in 2 months.

    -- Posted by LangdonUlger on Sat, Sep 27, 2008, at 8:13 AM
  • LangdonUlger is exactly right and Xgamer, you are always right. I too give the local Ma and Pa business my money instead of the big franchises. Sometimes you may have to pay a little more but the quality is usually better and the service is friendlier and more appreciative. Buying poorly made items at Wal-mart isn't going to last you long at all. Hibbett-Sports run very nice sales and the items are good quality that last a long time. Our children do not care if it is name brand or not. What they do care about is half way through the season of a sport the equipment we purchased doesn't fall apart and need replace. Buy cheap cleats at WM, three games left in the season you will be running around trying to find another pair because those didn't last.

    Buying groceries is a shop around thing too. You need to know what stores has the better prices on the products you prefer. Just don't throw the whole wad of money to one store. Time and patients will save you a bunch of money in the long run.

    -- Posted by mad-mom on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 6:59 AM
  • It will be decades before Greencastle is able to support "real" department stores like Belk, Macy's, etc. The reality is Peebles...whatever that is!!

    -- Posted by ExHoosier on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 4:58 PM
  • What is Belk?!

    -- Posted by putcoresident on Thu, Oct 2, 2008, at 1:03 PM
  • Buyer Beware. Make sure if you are buying an item that has a sign for 30% off you pay attention and you get that discount.Their registers are not set up yet to take those discounts off.I know of several custumers this has happen to and they were paying attention and caught the error.

    -- Posted by peace2019 on Thu, Oct 2, 2008, at 6:10 PM
  • Bam you are right. I bought something that was buy one get one half off. After thinking about the total cost of my shopping spree, I looked at my receipt and they charged me full price for both items. As they should have the first one. So I gave them an additional $11.00. So please, check your receipts before you leave!

    -- Posted by whodouthinkur on Fri, Oct 3, 2008, at 8:12 AM
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