The owners of William Glen, the popular specialty store that closed doors three years ago at its longtime Town & Country Village site in Sacramento, has signed a temporary lease to open a store at Sacramento's Loehmanns Plaza.
Co-owner/operator Mark Snyder said the store will open by Oct. 1, or possibly a little earlier, and operate through the end of the year.
Its the second such arrangement recently agreed to by William Glen, which will open a second temporary store by Oct. 1 in the Palladio at Broadstone shopping complex in Folsom.
In both cases, the temporary leases leave open the possibility of long-term extensions.
Snyder said the test stores enable the retailer to gauge customer response and weigh the possibility continuing beyond the temporary lease agreements.
William Glen, started in 1963, closed its doors in 2010 at Town & Country. In October 2010, siblings Snyder and Amy Guthrie launched two retail stores in Old Sacramento, Christmas & Co. and Chefs Mercantile. That effort was meant to preserve the retail legacy of their father, Bill Snyder, co-owner and co-founder of William Glen. At that time, the siblings said they intended to carry on the William Glen name with a store bearing that name.
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