Tuesday, October 22, 2013

TOP STORY >> Marshalls opens next week in Cabot

Marshalls, one of the nation’s largest off-price retailers with more than 900 stores in 43 states and Puerto Rico, will open a new store at Rockwood Plaza in Cabot next Wednesday.

“Marshalls shoppers in Cabot will find top-quality, on-trend fashions and the most sought-after designer brand names at low prices in ladies’ fashion, shoes, accessories, men’s apparel, home, juniors, kids apparel and accessories, luggage, beauty and more,” according to a news release.

Cabot Mayor Bill Cypert, who has always said the city is poised for growth, said the new store is good news.

“Obviously any new retail outlet is most welcome,” the mayor said. “I’ve heard a lot of excitement about it.”

The new store is expected to add approximately 60 full- and part-time jobs to the area.

Richard Sherr, president of Marshalls, said, “The new Cabot store will be stocked with a new, fresh assortment of the designer and brand-name merchandise that shoppers love every single week. Our buyers are fashion experts with a keen sense of style and are passionate about finding the most coveted merchandise for our shoppers for so much less.”

The store will open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. for the grand opening with giveaways, gift-card prizes and more.

In celebration of the new Cabot store, Marshalls will contribute to the local community by presenting a $5,000 donation to Lonoke County Safe Haven at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

Marshalls also has national and local partnerships with charitable organizations around the country, including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The new store will have 25,785 square feet with the Cube, an in-store boutique of contemporary fashions, and a shoe shop featuring designer and brand-name shoes for the whole family.

Regular store hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Sundays.

“With more than 10,000 new items arriving to the Cabot store every week, it’s like entering a whole new store with every visit,” the release continued.

“Unlike department store buyers who shop seasonally, Marshalls’ buyers are in the market weekly looking for merchandise opportunities. They work with more than 16,000 brands and designers annually in more than 60 countries to offer a mix of top-quality, fashionable pieces from the most sought-after designer brands as well as unexpected treasures from around the world,” the release concluded.