Apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, a division of Stage Stores, will debut a new department store beginning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Big Creek Crossing, 2918 Vine. Gordmans will continue the festivities throughout its Grand Opening Celebration Weekend, Aug. 16 to 19.

The public is welcome to join Gordmans associates and representatives from Stage Stores, the City of Hays, Hays Area Chamber of Commerce and Hays High School at the ribbon cutting ceremony before stepping inside the new 25,000-square-foot store to discover the fun finds and exciting deals on name brand apparel, home décor and more available at Gordmans.

During the celebration weekend, Gordmans will offer guests exciting deals, giveaways and other fun surprises. The first 100 guests in line each day during the celebration weekend (Thursday through Sunday) will receive a free gift (while supplies last). Additionally, throughout the weekend Gordmans guests who apply and are approved for a Gordmans credit card will receive an additional 20 percent off their first day’s purchases. (The standard first-day discount for new cardholders is 15 percent off.)

“Gordmans is excited to join the Hays community. At Gordmans we create an exciting place where terrific deals and designer name brands are at every turn,” said Michael Glazer, president and CEO of Stage Stores. “Gordmans is among the best, with trend right décor, fun accessories, and seasonal items —all at values our guests love. We are committed to bringing our guests bigger deals and smaller prices — and with fresh new deliveries arriving weekly, there will always be something new to discover. From men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, to shoes and home, Gordmans has deals like nowhere else.”

Additionally, as part of Gordmans’ commitment to the community of Hays, Gordmans is partnering with Hays High School and will donate $2,500 to the school. Gordmans’ donation will directly support the school’s Pat on Your Back Activity Fund, which recognizes students and funds activities that have a positive impact on the school and the Hays community. A representative from Hays High School will attend the ribbon cutting ceremony to accept Gordmans’ donation through a check presentation.