DANVILLE — While Kohl’s is taking most of the spotlight this week, Ross Dress for Less and Kirlin’s Hallmark also will be opening their doors.
Kirlin’s Hallmark is expected to open Friday, March 8, in Towne Centre, 2 E. Main St.
The weather has caused installation teams some delays though, said Laura Sievert, marketing director.
The store will be open 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Store manager is Lisa Pfeiffer and the store will have around 10 employees.
The store still is accepting applications for part-time sales associates. Interested people may apply in person or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product lines consumers can expect: Hallmark Gold Crown, WillowTree by DEMDACO, Yankee Candle, WoodWick Candle, Precious Moments, Tervis Tumbler, DaVinci Beads, Life is Good and a wide selection of seasonal items, candy and fashion accessories.
The store is taking over the former Dena’s Hallmark space. Dena’s has been closed since the first of the year. The Dena’s Hallmark in the Village Mall also closed in October.
The Towne Centre Hallmark, which has been there for about 26 years, changed hands in 2006 when Karen’s Kottage became Dena’s Hallmark.
Sievert adds that 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.
Ross Dress for Less has its grand opening scheduled for the next day, Saturday, March 9, at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 8:45 a.m., with the store opening at 9 a.m.
Ross will be making its area debut with stores opening in Danville and Springfield.
The stores are two of four new Ross stores that will open simultaneously in Illinois on Saturday, March 9.