Expanded, remodeled Amy's Hallmark to reopen on Saturday
08/01/2013 5:00 AM
08/01/2013 6:27 AM
WICHIA — Amy's Hallmark, which has been closed since Tuesday, is celebrating its grand reopening at Bradley Fair on Saturday with additional space and lots of new merchandise.
"The whole inside of our store is completely redone," says store manager Matt Bikus.
The store has expanded from about 3,500 square feet to 4,200 square feet. Bikus says Hallmark is taking part of the former Franklin Covey space. Randy Cooper's Fine Jewelry took the rest of it.
"We knocked an entire wall down to expand the store," Bikus says. "We've got some awesome new card lines and awesome new gifts."
He says the store has doubled its stationery line.
"Stationery is a big one for us."
Bikus says there's a 25 percent increase in cards, too.
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