The retailer, which was based in Omaha for more than 100 years, declared bankruptcy two years ago and at the time appeared headed for liquidation.
However, Houston-based Stage Stores bought more than 50 stores, including the one in Lincoln, and kept operating them under the Gordmans name.
Bankrupt retailers don't usually wind up as success stories, but Gordmans is looking that way, at least for now.
Stage Stores announced plans this month to open 38 new Gordmans stores across eight states. Though none of the new locations is in Nebraska, the retailer said it plans to open more new stores this summer.
Most of the new stores being opened are in smaller communities, so that might bode well for some Nebraska communities that have lost Sears, Shopko, Kmart and other national retailers over the past few years.
Lincoln stores that have closed or are slated to close
Toys 'R' Us
Post and Nickel
Family Thrift Center
Lincoln Lighting Center
Black Circle Records
Akin's Natural Foods
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