Just in time for spring shopping, Gordmans’ first Michigan store opens March 20 in Muskegon. Guests will discover an incredible selection of today’s latest brands, fashions and styles in apparel and home décor, big savings of up to 60% off department and specialty store prices and outstanding guest service. The 54,000-square-foot Gordmans will open Thursday at 9 a.m. at Lakeshore Marketplace, 5159 Harvey Street in Norton Shores.“We are excited to extend the Gordmans experience to Muskegon. Our mission is to delight guests with big savings, big selection and fun, friendly associates,” said Jeff Gordman, president and CEO. “There’s something for everyone at Gordmans. We offer compelling value with our name brand merchandise for the entire family and invite Muskegon citizens to visit the new store and enjoy our unique shopping environment. It’s well-organized, infused with fun and entertainment, and features outstanding service. We want guests to feel welcome when they enter Gordmans and know that we sincerely appreciate that they have chosen to shop with us.”The new store’s Grand Opening festivities will take place March 28-30. Guests will enjoy a great selection of apparel, home décor and accessories as well as special promotions like drawings for gift cards worth $25, $50 and $100. They also will discover that Gordmans is an easy-to-shop store that features Gordmans Giggles children’s theater and Gordmans Grandstand, a sports-themed television viewing area.Grand Opening activities begin Friday, March 28 with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. CEO Jeff Gordman will present a check for $2,500 to Mona Shores Public Schools to launch the retailer’s Partners in Education fundraising events. Partners in Education is a program through which businesses make additional educational resources available to local public school systems. Gordmans’ guests may join in by purchasing “helping hands” for $1 each. Every dollar raised will directly benefit Mona Shores Public Schools. Since its involvement with Partners in Education, which began in 2000, Gordmans has contributed more than $1 million to public school systems in markets where Gordmans has stores. The new Gordmans store has selected Ross Park Elementary School as its partner school.“Through Partners in Education, we’re able to make a difference in the lives of many area schoolchildren,” said Gordman. “The collaboration is also a great volunteer opportunity for our associates, and it reinforces our commitment to giving back to the communities where our stores are located.”Gordmans is among the fastest expanding retailers in the country, operating 95 stores in 55 markets and 20 states. Including the new Muskegon location, the retailer will open seven stores in 2014 totaling approximately 400,000 square feet in new and existing markets. The Company added nine stores in 2012 and 10 stores in 2013, increasing its store base by almost 40% since 2010.