The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Sears Hometown Store to celebrate the new owner of the business on Friday.
Many chamber members were in attendance for the festivities. Mayor Veronica Smith-Creer and El Dorado Council Member Diane Hammond were also in attendance.
Myles Perry, store owner, took over the business in February. He has a background in hotel management and previously worked for Marriott.
He said after visiting the area, he fell in love with the city of El Dorado and the community, so having community members and leaders come out and show support meant a lot to him.
"It was really fun," Perry said. "This was a warm and formal welcome to the community. We're glad to be here. I got to meet some nice folks and visit with the mayor, so it was truly a great experience."
Perry says that people can still look to Sears for their home appliance needs and great customer service when they visit the store.
"We have a full line of appliances: lawn, garden, and tools. We are also working on expanding our service department to better cover the area," Perry explained. "We're excited to be here and want everyone to come and see us."
Today, they are offering 10% off already discounted prices and Crayton's BBQ will be serving food starting at 11 a.m.
Sears Hometown Store is located at 2020 N. West Avenue in El Dorado.