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6/10/2014 1:52:00 PM
Sears opens in more visible location
Sears moved from the Food City shopping Center to the former Pro Build location direction on State Route 89A in Cottonwood. VVN/Dan Engler
Sears moved from the Food City shopping Center to the former Pro Build location direction on State Route 89A in Cottonwood. VVN/Dan Engler

Yvonne Gonzalez
Staff Reporter


COTTONWOOD - Sears owners Lisa and Paul Peterson opened their new Sears home store location on April 29, taking up the old Pro Build property along State Route 89A.

The former building near Food City had a parking lot between its front doors and the road, where potential customers were able to drive by without knowing the Sears was there.

"At the other location, we would maybe see one or two people between 5 and 7 p.m.," Peterson said. "Being closer to the street, not tucked in the corner, we're seeing an increase in those shoppers."

That evening slow-down was usually spent catching up on things like store cleanup, but "we don't have that time anymore, which is great," she said.

The new location has a 7,500-square-foot showroom. Peterson said they've added three more part-time staff in sales, and one more part-time warehouse worker.

Back in November, Peterson said the investors who purchased the building were making some improvements, like redoing the outer stucco facade.

"It's nice, clean, new store with new LED lights, and a bright, airy, open feeling," she said. "We're getting good feedback from the community."



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Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Article comment by: Sydney Encinas

Great job to Stockbridge Energy Group for the electrical work!

Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Article comment by: Slater Slater

I hope the public can support this endeavor.
Most know Sears is looking at tough times elsewhere, but support of this location and the
jobs etc it provides will at least have customer
support.
Sears was always a good and trusted brand
as they stood by their products.
Good luck and welcome,the store looks great


Posted: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Article comment by: Scott Stokes

What a great looking store. It is such an improvement along 89 A. Congratulations to the Petersons on their new location and to Backus Building Company on the great job.



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