Sally Ince/ News Tribune Josh Lehmen stands with his wife Alicia, and children Lincoln, Gwendolyn, Theodore and Calvin on October 31, 2019 at his new automotive location. Lehmen owns On-Site Oil Change but will be changing his business name to Lehmen Automotive at the new location.
After opening 15 years ago, On-Site Oil Change will relocate under a new name over the next few weeks.
On-Site Oil Change, under its new name Lehmen Automotive, will move from 212 Railton Road to the former Rollins Automotive location at 2004 Idlewood Court in Jefferson City.
On-Site Oil Change owner Josh Lehmen said he hopes to have the new shop open by the end of November or early December.
Renovations are underway, with crews doing general cleanup, painting, adding signage and knocking out a wall to make room for another bay.
While the new shop doesn’t necessarily offer more space, Lehmen said, it’s a better location and allows the shop to serve not just Lehmen’s customers but also former Rollins Automotive customers.
As part of the move, Lehmen said, the business name will change to Lehmen Automotive.
“It helps us send a message out that we’re a local family, and it’s family-owned, family-operated, and we want to bring that home to people, and that’s one way we can do that,” he said.
On-Site Oil Change will continue to serve customers at its current location until its move later this month, Lehmen said.
Dillard’s transitions into clearance center
Customers will soon see regularly discounted products at the Dillard’s store in Capital Mall.
Dillard’s is transitioning its Jefferson City store into a clearance center, one of 30 in Dillard’s fleet of 300 stores, corporate spokesperson Julie Guymon said.
This means the Jefferson City location’s stock will be clearance merchandise from neighboring Dillard’s stores’ full-service locations.
The clearance merchandise will be at least 65 percent off the full price and may occasionally be more discounted than that, Guymon said.
The corporation analyzes each store to determine the best fit for the market that store serves, Guymon said, and corporation officials thought the clearance center model would be the best fit for the Jefferson City location.
“Jefferson City is a great market for Dillard’s, and we have enjoyed being there,” she said. “We’re looking forward to serving our customers from this new and exciting different format.”
While the store will offer the same brands and selection, Guymon said, the clearance center may scale back its cosmetics selection.
As the store transitions into a clearance center, merchandise at Dillard’s in Capital Mall is currently discounted, Guymon said.
While Guymon isn’t sure how long the transition will take, she said the Jefferson City Dillard’s plans to have a grand reopening in early December, just in time for the holiday season.
Local Dressbarn closing up shop
Dressbarn in Jefferson City will close by the end of the year, manager Michelle Warner said last week.
The local store does not have an official closing date, Warner said, but she anticipates it will close around Christmas.
As part of the liquidation process, products at Dressbarn are currently 20-50 percent off. Warner expects the sales will increase as Christmas nears.
“All sales are final right now, and we’re still here, getting in new products,” Warner said, adding they recently received holiday products. “We have a ton of stuff coming in, and we are still getting new products for at least another couple of weeks, if not longer.”
Dressbarn’s parent company, Ascena Retail Group, announced earlier this year it would close all 650 stores and began the process earlier this month.
Last month, Ascena announced it had sold the intellectual property assets of Dressbarn to a subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC, which plans to relaunch dressbarn.com in 2020, according to USA Today.