The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Local News

February 26, 2013

Former Fashion Bug shops to be filled

JOHNSTOWN — Fashion Bug, whose stores closed nationwide following a buyout, won’t keep two storefronts vacant for long.

One of them will welcome a fast-growing trendy retail chain to the Richland Town Centre.

Philadelphia-based Five Below, which sells all of its items at $5 and less, hopes to move into the plaza by fall, company spokeswoman Elizabeth Romaine said.

“We’re basically a five and dime for the iPhone generation,” Romaine said.

The chain targets the teen and preteen market with sporting goods, jewelry, games and candy - as well as “trend-right” items like cellphone covers, she said.

“Right now,” Romaine added, “There’s a lot of St. Patrick’s Day stuff in our stores.”

Romaine said the store will employ about 35 full- and part-time workers.

The first Five Below opened in suburban Philadelphia in 2002.

There are now 245 stores in

18 states, its website shows.

Five Below has several stores in the Pittsburgh area and recently opened stores in Altoona and Greensburg.

It plans to open 60 stores this year, Romaine said.

The company went public in 2012, offering stock on NASDAQ under the symbol “FIVE.”

New York-based Label Shopper will move into a 9,600-square-foot former Fashion Bug at the Summit Plaza location in Somerset Township.

The chain advertises itself as a one-stop shop for designer and mall store clothing overruns and buy-outs.

“Through Label Shopper, miscalculations and mistakes are turned into fashion bargain opportunities,” its website shows.

It has locations in seven northeastern states, with the nearest location in Clearfield.

Label Shopper has posted job openings for managers on employment search websites.

Five Below, meanwhile, is one of several recent additions to the Richland Town Centre, a MPG Property Group plaza.

The 480,000-square-foot shopping center will soon be full with the addition of Five Below and Sweet Frog, a Richmond, Va.-based frozen yogurt chain scheduled to open Friday.

An undeveloped 1.2 acre tract of Elton Road land along one side of the Town Centre development remains available for sale or lease.

To read stories in their entirety, visit one of these links:

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat print edition.

Click here to subscribe to The Tribune-Democrat e-edition.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Denne, Williams & Stanton Records hearing scheduled

    A Cambria County judge will consider complaints filed by two Johnstown residents seeking documents related to the city’s municipal waste water operation at hearing at the end of this month.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sen. Bob Casey Casey targets heroin

    The heroin trade has brought addiction, death, violence and theft to Johnstown and other Pennsylvania communities.
    Figuring out how to deal with those issues is difficult for local, state and federal officials.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Drive-in to open with high-tech projector

    Drive-in movie theaters and the term “state of the art” seldom share the same sentence.
    But that will soon be the case for the Silver Drive-In, it’s owner said. The Scalp Avenue site, often marketed as a nostalgic summer night escape, soon will boast a high-end projector capable of displaying the latest and greatest blockbusters in razor sharp high-definition, theater owner Rick Rosco said.

    April 18, 2014

  • Sheetz work underway

    Earthmoving is underway at Richland Town Centre for a nearly 6,500-square-foot Sheetz store.
    And the real estate broker marketing the land says a 3,000-square-foot retail building will be built next door.

    April 18, 2014

  • Smith, Shakir Mosi Police seize heroin, money in Prospect

    Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. Friday. An arrest warrant has been issued for the man be­lieved to be the owner or renter of the two homes raided.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • Comedy night targets serious problem

    Animal advocates are using comedy to take aim at a serious problem.
    The third annual Funny Fundraiser to benefit the Nardecchia Spay and Neuter Fund will be held at 8 p.m. May 16 at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

    April 18, 2014

  • Local briefs 4/19/2014

    April 18, 2014

  • Early morning police raid in Prospect area leads to arrest warrant

    Johnstown police reported that several bricks of heroin, along with $4,000 in cash and a handgun, were discovered in the city's Prospect neighborhood around 4 a.m. this morning.

    April 18, 2014

  • Home is Where The Tribune-Democrat is Delivered!

    April 18, 2014

  • new councilman Judge fills City Council vacancy

    A lifelong Johnstown resident who has never sought election to public office was named Thursday to fill the vacancy on City Council.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo


Do you think that Jack Williams will get the 270 signatures from city residents needed in order to have a referendum placed on a municipal ballot to have the city's pressure test mandate repealed?

I'm not sure
     View Results
House Ads