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Elder-Beerman to celebrate grand reopening

Mall at Fairfield Commons location gets makeover to accommodate other departments

The newly consolidated Elder-Beerman store in the Mall at Fairfield Commons will host a grand reopening on Aug. 20 with giveaways, events and special offers through the weekend, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Elder-Beerman has operated stores on both ends of the Beavercreek mall for several years but announced in April that it would consolidate into its store on the north side of the mall that held its Men’s, Kid’s and Home departments. That store has undergone a major renovation, which included new flooring and lighting, updated fitting rooms and updated rest rooms, to accommodate the move.

Store officials are still in the process of moving women’s clothing, accessories, shoes and cosmetics to their new home in the consolidated store. The final items will be moved Aug. 2-3, “at which time we will start preparing our store for the grand re-opening celebration,” said Christine Hojnacki, spokeswoman for Bon Ton, Elder-Beerman’s parent company. “The store will remain open during the transition, and customers can begin shopping in one Elder-Beerman location beginning August 4.”

A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Aug. 20, and the first 500 customers will receive a free gift. Customers also can enter for a chance to win a $500 Elder-Beerman gift card, Hojnacki said. There also will be kids’ activities, home demonstrations and cosmetics events, complimentary consultations and special gifts with purchases.

Elder-Beerman discontinued its Mall at Fairfield Commons furniture gallery as part of the consolidation.

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Top officials with Columbus-based Glimcher Realty Trust, the parent company of the Mall at Fairfield Commons, said Friday that they intend to demolish that portion of the mall that held the former Elder-Beerman women’s departments — and which once housed a Parisian department store — to make way for four or five potential restaurant sites.

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