“We’re excited (about opening in Danville and Champaign),” Sievert said.
She said the store in Danville will open with the “Mother’s Day set.”
A grand opening for the store should be in late March.
The store will employ 10-15 full- and part-time employees. Sievert said it was up to former employees if they wanted to interview and stay on.
“The entire team is excited to be in the (Danville) market,” she added.
Sievert adds all valid Crown Rewards coupons and certificates will be accepted at Kirlin’s.
The Kirlin’s chain is family-owned and operated. It has grown to become Hallmark’s largest independent distributor in the United States.
Kirlin’s will operate 93 stores in 10 states — Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma.
The company, founded in 1948, will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2013.