Peebles department store opens in Springville with ribbon-cutting ceremony
Deputy Mayor Jean Moncreiff spoke first, welcoming the residents who came to be among the first to enter the new store, as well as the management who put the event together.
“I think you are all going to like what you see,” she said to the gathered crowd. “I wish you success with the store, good luck and welcome.”
Springville Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director David Field also welcomed Peebles’ management and staff members to Springville. “The store looks great and we’re happy to have you,” he said.
Concord Town Supervisor Gary Eppolito said that he thought the Peebles company “won’t regret” opening a location in Springville. “We hope this is a start of new growth for our region and a wonderful partnership,” he added.
Brian Pincoski, store manager, said that the Peebles company started “in a town just like Springville” 120 years ago.
“We want to be your department store here in Springville,” he said. “I’d like to thank all of our employees for the sacrifices they have made to get ready for today. Everyone’s worked really hard and I think you [the shoppers] are going to like what you see.”
As the doors opened to the waiting customers, Pincoski said that the crowd was larger than usual for a Peebles opening and that he was “pleased with the response” to the store, so far.
Peebles is a department store chain with approximately 800 stores in 40 states. The average size of a location is 18,350 square feet. The Springville branch is located at 212 South Cascade Drive. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday - Wednesday; 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Thursday - Saturday and 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. More information about the store and its merchandise can be found at www.peebles.com.