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Department store may be coming to Ticonderoga

Peebles being discussed

Stage Stores, Inc. is in discussions that could lead to the opening of a Peebles in Ticonderoga. The former Grand Union building has been mentioned as a possible location.

Stage Stores, Inc. is in discussions that could lead to the opening of a Peebles in Ticonderoga. The former Grand Union building has been mentioned as a possible location. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

Ticonderoga could soon have a new department store.

Stage Stores, Inc. is in discussions that could lead to the opening of a Peebles in the community.

The Houston-based company operates more than 800 stores under the Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage trade names.

According to the company website, Stage Stores “brings moderately-priced, nationally-recognized brand name and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family to small and mid-size towns and communities across 40 states.”

Kathy Castro, media planner for Stage Stores, said the company is not yet ready to make an announcement about a possible Ticonderoga store.

Deb Malaney, Ticonderoga supervisor, said she understands the company is considering placing a Peebles in the former Grand Union building located at the intersection of Routes 9n and 74.

“I heard it was the old Grand Union, but there’s no confirmation yet,” Malaney said.

The supervisor cautioned the Peebles is not a done deal.

“I try not to get too exuberant until it’s official,” she said. “I recall them looking at Ti about six years ago and recently heard they were looking at us again, but have not heard of any formal commitments.

“Peebles has about 800 stores in small towns and communities throughout the U.S.,” Malaney said. “They would be an excellent fit for Ti and the market area we serve and we would be very happy to have them open here.”

The Stage Stores website claims, “We bring the latest in designer brands to small town America. Selection. That’s what we’re all about. Our specialty is bringing nationally-known, brand-name apparel, accessories, footwear and cosmetics to small towns and communities throughout the U.S.”

It lists its brands as adidas, Sun River, U.S. Polo Assn, Elizabeth ArdenChaps, Hannah, New Balance, nautica, Levi’s, Company8, Dockers, Specialty Girl,Calvin Klein, Lee, Carter's, j.h. collectibles, Estee Lauder, Graphite, Wihul Park, naturalizer, Nike, South Pole, Clinique, Skechers, easyspirit, VanHeusen, Ruby Rd., Union Bay, Chaus, alfred dunner, Clark’s, BareTraps, Champion and Gloria Vanderbilt.

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