New fashion retailer coming to The Greene

Women’s clothing and accessories retailer Altar’d State is seeking to open a store at The Greene Town Center.

If all goes well, “We would like to start construction this month and open in May,” said Jamey Snyder, spokeswoman for the Knoxville-based company, and a Bellbrook native.

Both Snyder and Steve Willshaw, general manager of The Greene, said a lease has not yet been signed. The space under consideration is 68 Plum St., which formerly housed a Coldwater Creek store.

The Beavercreek location would be the chain’s third in Ohio. It operates two in the Cincinnati area — including one on Deerfield Boulevard near Mason — and one in northern Kentucky among its 51 stores in 16 states. The Greene, Snyder said, “stood out as a great new center with great possibilities.”

The faith-based company founded in 2009 sells clothing, jewelry and accessories designed for girls and women age 16 to 60. A typical Altar’d State store employs 20 to 25, Snyder said.

The retailer chooses local non-profit organizations to benefit from 10 percent of proceeds each Monday, and encourages its employees to volunteer with local charities by paying them four hours a month to work at non-profit agencies, Snyder said. The company also has sponsored more than 100 children in an impoverished region of Peru, she said.

Altar’d State is the third women’s clothing and accessory store to open at The Greene in the last six months. Nordstrom Rack opened in September 2014, and Torrid, specializing in clothing size 12 to 28, opened in November 2014.

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