<![CDATA[GigisPlace2Be - Whats News]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:39:37 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Yes!  The Christmas Decorations are Out!]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:16:35 GMThttp://gigisplace2be.weebly.com/whats-news/october-31st-2013By Gigi Marie Picture
Halloween is just knocking at our door,  but that’s not stopping department stores from getting their Christmas decorations out and on the shelves.

For many consumers, waiting until after Thanksgiving to see Christmas trees out has been standard practice for years, but some stores in Sioux Falls started earlier than anyone.  K-Mart on West 12th Street has an entire west wing dedicated to Christmas decorations.


"We put our Christmas decorations out about 6 weeks ago. I decorated the Christmas trees myself.” Human Resource Director, Cindy Schriever said.

Lewis Drug, World Market, and Big Lots were among some of the many stores preparing for the holiday season, but some stores such as Walgreens, are still holding out.

" We don't put ours out till after Halloween", but they have the top shelves ready to go!” Store Manager of Walgreens on West 12th, John Haffeman said.

Most of the stores, such as Big Lots, have multiple aisles of Christmas decorations and wrapping materials along with artificial Christmas trees in stock.

World market has a large Christmas section in the middle of their store with a lot of gifts and table décor.

For some consumers, the earlier you see Christmas decorations, the better, but for

many shoppers getting through one holiday at a time is all they can handle.

Barbara Fritz, of Sioux Falls, didn’t seem excited with the Christmas pictures I had posted on Facebook. “Already? I am still looking for Halloween lights!”

So, if you are ready to jump start your holiday decorating, the stores are now stocked!

<![CDATA[Inspiring 22-Year-Old with New Business Excited for the Holidays!    ]]>Sat, 19 Oct 2013 00:36:02 GMThttp://gigisplace2be.weebly.com/whats-news/inspiring-22-year-old-opens-her-own-businessBy Gigi Marie Picture
  Inspiration is the word that comes to mind when I think of Gabrielle Spangler.  This dynamic young woman radiates success, maturity, and determination.  At such an exciting young age of 22, this ball of fire has successfully opened her own unique store.  MANCODE, that opened in August of 2013, is a fun, fashionable, and fabulously trendy clothing store, for men, with a business casual feel, and is located on Phillips Ave., in downtown Sioux Falls.

  The store is getting ready for this holiday season, “I look forward to women having a new place to find their men new gifts for the holidays and men being able the wear an outfit that they love to holiday parties!” Spangler said. 
   When asked how she wanted to portray herself to others as a business owner, Spangler did not hesitate when she answered confidently “To make an honest living for myself and to give others work as well."    Balancing life and work has been the most challenging part of opening and running a new business for this young woman.   “I’m newly engaged so, it was like a wrecking ball the first month.” Said Spangler.  
Man Code has a business trendy feel to it catering primarily to downtown businessmen generally between the ages of 25-40 years of age.  All of the clothing lines are hand-picked by Gabrielle herself from designers in Chicago, Dallas, and New York including Jared Lang, an upscale designer from Montreal Canada who’s objective is to create an exclusive lifestyle that has not been introduced yet in men and women’s shirts.  “You have to be prepared to be knocked down and develop a tough skin.  Be prepared to prove your self.” Said Spangler to those aspiring to open their own business.

To find a great deal on the store items visit the MANCODE the first Fridays of every month for sale prices.

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