A Disney Store Story
The Disney Store there is Store #737. This location used to be at a mall in Calumet City, Illinois, called River Oaks, but due to the “down-cline” of that mall, it moved out to it’s present home. As I was out at the mall, I also took a jaunt in to the JP Penny Store as it has the new small “Disney” area and I wanted to see first hand how nice I had heard it was.
Upon my arrival at The Disney Store, I was greeted very nicely by a young woman named Nikkole. I explained my reason for being there that day, and she radioed to her manager to come and speak to me. Alicia was the manager on duty at the time, and she was kind enough to allow me to walk around and take pictures and talk to the other Cast Members on duty.
The Cast Members were all extremely friendly and helpful. Those on duty were Alicia, Nikkole, Kathy and Kaley. All were very sweet and very indulgent of my meanderings, but the real standout in the group was Kaley. I bothered her several times with questions of where I can find this and that, and she was very sweet and extremely helpful, and made my visit and shopping experience even better.
This Disney Store location is very well organized, well stocked and very neat. You can tell that the managers and all cast members take pride in this store, and their job. As someone who works in retail, I can totally appreciate that, as I am a bit OCD with my department where I work.
After I made my fairly large purchase, I made my way over to JP Penny. The Disney area is fairly small, but very well organized and lots of great mechanised is available. I was surprised at all the princess costumes that were available. I was also surprised at the FROZEN display that was already there.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of these two stores!!