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The James Store (124 E. Broadway, Granville) will be closing its downtown location in mid-August. They will be re-opening in a new Granville location soon after. *Big sales* on Vera Bradley & spring styles are underway, but selection will decrease daily. Read the note to the community from the store below:

"What a wonderful 8 1/2 years we have had being part of the rich history of The James Store. We can’t believe almost a decade has gone by! When we purchased the store, though it was struggling in many ways, it also came with it many, many years as a fixture to the downtown Granville scene. We knew it would be an uphill battle to save this business, so at the same time we were reviving the “physical store” business we also created another side, TheJamesStore.com. Over the years, our ecommerce side has grown and grown. We modeled it after the best aspects of The James Store that we respected and appreciated: customer service, quality designers that cannot be found just anywhere, and clothing styles that make a woman feel special. We are proud to have made The James Store a successful business again.

It has been an incredibly hard decision, but we must say goodbye to our current downtown location as we move to a new one to focus on TheJamesStore.com. All of us at The James Store wanted to say thank you for your support and patronage over the years. It has been a pleasure getting to know so many people from our community and to be able to support many worthy fundraising events. Whenever there was a Denison Alumni event, we always had alumni stop in to just reminisce. We treasured the stories they shared about the store from years’ past. We had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. James Bones himself (the store’s namesake) and then subsequently several of his family members. One of his children talked about growing up in the store as a child and the memories she had. My own 4 children can tell similar tales. I always thought what a fun idea it would be to do a James Store float in the July 4th parade with all the different styles of clothing modeled that have been sold over the years!

So, thank you! Thank you to everyone we have worked alongside of, thank you to our loyal customers, thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been so fortunate to share this journey together with my mom and run The James Store as a team. We will continue to do so. We have also had many great women help us run the store and without them it would not have been possible. One in particular has been with us since almost the beginning, and I will miss seeing Deirdre as often as I do now.

Please know this isn’t a goodbye… but rather it’s a new chapter for The James Store. This fall we will open a new location & format in Granville and will offer the opportunity for local customers to try on and shop the latest from our web brands (such as FDJ, Lisette, and Vanilia.) We will continue to host our annual Geiger trunk show and carry their wonderful coats as well."

Thank you,
Samantha Smith
Owner, The James Store
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Birgit NazarianBummer. Good luck online! It is the end of a long era. In the 80's my grandmother used to get me the most hellacious sweaters with nautical and or pastoral scenes knitted into them. I have kilts imported from Scotland bought there and Pendleton and Geiger suits she dressed me in for my first job interviews. I wonder what will go there now?3 days ago
Danielle WilsonCongratulations Samantha! I love seeing fellow small business owners do so well. Hope to see you in Bath & Biscuits soon!3 days ago
Ashley KatherineAre you guys open today??23 hours ago
Aimee Parsley-WhiteThis store has one of the best store fronts...I hate to see it go.21 hours ago
Sandy BurtI'm homesick for Granville!4 days ago
Julie MulroyI have been so appreciative and amazed that this special store has been able to continue with a village storefront for so long, and look forward to seeing the tradition continue in a new format. Thanks to all who made the James Store such a lovely part of Granville's Downtown.4 days ago   ·  1
Gloria Byrd BowermasterI'm excited for you, Samantha! I hope that your move will be as successful as ours has been!4 days ago
Barbara BerryAttention: Carol Marr4 days ago
Jennifer BoucherSteven Boucher u got money for me to spend there4 days ago

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