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Michigan Parisian Stores To Become Carson's Stores

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) Remember shopping at Parisian stores for your holiday gifts? Those days are gone, disappearing alongside the days people took the trolley to Hudson's.

Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announced Wednesday it will convert its Parisian nameplate in its three stores in the Detroit area -- to become Carson's stores.

That means the Parisian stores in Rochester Hills, Livonia and Clinton will now be Carson's stores.

Why? The company currently uses the Parisian nameplate under a license from Belk, Inc., from whom the Company purchased these stores in 2006.  The term of the license expires January 31, 2013, a spokesman explained.

"We believe the conversion will be seamless for our customers, as we are merely changing the store nameplate to Carson's, said Brendan Hoffman, president and chief executive officer. "Our Parisian customers in the Detroit area will find our outstanding merchandise offerings and our commitment to providing excellent service remain unchanged."

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 273 department stores, which includes 11 furniture galleries, in 24 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner's, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger's and Younkers nameplates and, in the Detroit area under the Parisian nameplate.

The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings.  The newest Parisian anchors The Mall At Partridge Creek Clinton Township.

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