GALLIPOLIS - On Thursday, Nov. 16, the section of the Ohio River Plaza that formerly housed Kroger will no longer be empty.
The incoming department store, Peebles, will hold a four-day grand opening celebration for the entire Gallipolis community, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m.
The celebration will continue through the entire weekend. All Peebles shoppers can enjoy a 15 percent storewide discount with a Grand Opening Shopping Pass.
On Thursday and Friday, the first 150 customers to arrive at the store, age 16 and older, will receive free gifts: a canvas tote bag on Thursday and a coordinating compact umbrella on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, customers will receive a $10 Reward Card good on a future purchase at Peebles, and all shoppers who visit the new store at any point in the four-day festivities can register to win one of three $500 Peebles gift cards.
The store offers one-stop shopping convenience with apparel for the entire family, plus shoes, accessories, jewelry and home gifts, all under one roof.
Shoppers will be able to find their favorite brand names, including Izod, Reebok, Sag Harbor, Rafaella, Clarks, Liz Claiborne, Chaps, Levi's, Carter's, Nike and many more.
Peebles customers also have access to a store branded credit card and a VIP Rewards Program.
Peebles credit card customers earn VIP rewards, such as invitations to exclusive savings events, free gift wrapping and more, based on annual purchases.
Cardholders also receive bonus saving coupons via mail. Additionally, Peebles offers a special discount program for its customers age 50 and over.
Peebles has a reputation for bringing style, selection and value to neighborhoods and small communities across the New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeastern and Midwestern states.