INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Another competitor officially entered the Indianapolis retailmarket with a ribbon-cutting, late Thursday afternoon. The companysaid it's now the largest department store in Indianapolis.
Store President Abe Dushey admits expanding Shoppers World inthe space JC Penney once occupied at Lafayette Square mall is anexperiment.
"Here's an area that was being underserved with some otherbusinesses actually leaving this part of town. For me, it justseemed to be a no-brainer," said General Manager Anwar Euring.
Restoring Lafayette Square is also great news to Deputy MayorOlgen Williams.
"We hope they make tons of money," said Williams.
In a time when shoppers just want to save money, they seem tolike Shoppers World.
"Seems like it's pretty good…pretty low prices. So I'mgonna give it a shot and hopefully I'll get more for my money,"said shopper Kiana Hutchins.
Dushey is promising low prices. He said they will not beundersold by anyone. And, he says as the word gets out, he expectsto expand in Indianapolis.
Shoppers World is expected to provide a little more than 100jobs.
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