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JoS. A. Bank opens in Pullman Square

Nov. 03, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- JoS. A. Bank Clothiers opened the doors of its Pullman Square location in Huntington on Friday.

The store will host a grand opening in early December but will operate under normal business hours until then, said Sherrik Davis, the regional sales director who is helping with the store's opening. The hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

He said the store's manager is Jenipher Abboud, who joins the team next week.

The store offers men's clothing, including classic tailored and casual wear, outerwear, shoes, socks, ties, sweaters, jackets, sports coats and accessories.

Employees are handing out special "new store" coupons for $50 off a purchase of $100 or more, and the company offers special promotions on an ongoing basis.

The Huntington location is the third in West Virginia behind Charleston and Morgantown.

"It adds a men's component we didn't have," said Bill Dargusch of Metropolitan Partners, the leasing agent at Pullman Square. "It's a huge win for downtown."

Dargusch also said they are talking to women's fashion retailers, noting a space between JoS. A. Bank and Cold Stone Creamery as ready to be developed. Glass doors and windows were put in when the space for the men's store was being renovated.

He also announced that Missio Dei Church, which has been renting the former Funny Bone space for more than two years, has entered into a five-year lease agreement. The stage and seating area will remain unchanged, but renovations are being done to the former kitchen and bar area to create two children's ministry rooms and a common space.