Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

C.R. Anthony Remodels 9 Stores

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

C.R. Anthony Remodels 9 Stores

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Nine C.R. Anthony Co. stores on Saturday will mark the completion of remodeling projects. The stores, which average about 18,000 square feet, include one at Lawton; five in Texas, at San Angelo, Levelland, Monahans, Mount Pleasant and Kerrville; and three in Montana, at Glendive, Billings and Bozeman. The cost for remodeling was about $60,000 per store.

"We want to ensure our customers continue to enjoy where they shop and reaffirm our pledge to provide quality products at exceptional values," said John J. "Jack" Wiesner, chairman and chief executive officer. "Anthonys has been a part of some of these communities for 20 and 30 years."

Anthonys has remodeled 60 percent of its 183 stores. The Oklahoma City-based middle market retailer has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization since February.

Eskimo Joe's May Open Second Restaurant TULSA _ The owner of Eskimo Joe's, a popular Stillwater hangout for Oklahoma State University students, is thinking about opening a second restaurant in another college town. Stan Clark said he considered another restaurant in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, but decided that another college town would be more appropriate. "I think that's what makes Eskimo Joe's so unique,"

Clark said. "It is located in a college town, staffed by college kids. Our atmosphere in Stillwater is what I think is our key to success." Clark said he also is considering a new restaurant for the University of Kansas, University of Arkansas, Colorado State University or Southwest Texas State University.

Eskimo Joe's has gained a worldwide reputation through distribution of T-shirts bearing its logo _ a smiling eskimo beside a slobbering dog and proclaiming it as "Stillwater's Jumpin' Little Juke Joint." Clark said up to 400,000 T- shirts were sold last year, making it second only to Hard Rock Cafe shirts. …

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