The Elder-Beerman Stores Corp (Nasdaq:EBSC) plans to open a 54,000 sq ft department store in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area. Elder-Beerman will build the store in its concept store format in nearby Kohler, Wisconsin in the new Deerfield Trace Shopping Center adjacent to Interstate 43. The company anticipates opening the new store in the fall of 2001. It will be the state's fifth Elder-Beerman department store.