Love to shop? You’ll soon have a new place to find brand name clothes, jewelry, shoes and more at the Goody’s department store in Newton.
Goody’s is slated to open  March 17, at the Chisholm Trail Center.
Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Goody’s, seeks to bring “affordable, brand name apparel for the family to small town America,” a news release stated.
“We are excited,” said Jim Schwarzenberger, executive director at the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. “...It diversifies the selection in the community for clothes and keeps shoppers in the community.”
Stage Stores carry brands like Adidas, Levi’s, Nike, Estée Lauder, Dockers and more.
Goody’s will offer different customer benefits including “Club 50,” a special discount day every Tuesday for customers age 50 and older, and a year-round military discount to active, nonactive and retired military personnel.
The store plans to celebrate its grand opening by offering a four-day 15 percent shopping pass good on a customer’s entire purchase. On opening day, the first 150 customers will receive a custom-designed canvas tote. Customers also can register to win a $250 gift card.
But perhaps even better news for the community is the jobs Goody’s will bring to the area. Goody’s held open interviews Feb. 14, seeking full-time assistant managers, and part-time sales associates and custodian/receiving associates.
“When we add jobs to the community...it’s good for all of us,” Schwarzenberger said.
To learn more about the company, visit www.goodysonline.com.