Last weekend, my boyfriend Jason and I went shopping and we were just doing some casual store hopping when we landed at our final destination of the day, Gordmans.

As we're walking to the double doors I remember feeling a little sad; I shared a story with Jason about living in Denison, Iowa, and driving to Omaha just to visit a Target store and all I really wanted to do was go inside a Gordmans. We didn't have them in Minnesota and I was always curious to see what was inside.

Now that I know, I don't want to see the store go. We walked up and down aisle after aisle of home goods, making mental note of all the things we wanted to buy should the store have a giant liquidation sale; it was fun but kind of a downer.

If you feel the same at all, then perhaps this news should turn your Gordmans frown upside down - WREX says that a Texas company, Stage Stores Inc., plans to purchase the struggling retail chain and keep half of the stores open.

It's not clear what stores will stay open but we do know that there will be 50 that will make the cut. Hopefully the Rockford and Machesney Park store will be spared.


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