Century 21 store now hiring

Century 21's hiring center is located in The Gallery at Market East in Philadelphia. Century 21 opens on Oct. 28 in The Gallery at Market East. (Stephanie Aaronson/Philly.com)

The opening may be more than two months away, but Century 21 - the Gallery at Market East's newest anchor - opened a small second-floor shop Monday just to take applications from potential employees.

As many as 200 full- and part-time employees will be hired before the store holds a soft launch on Oct. 25 and a grand opening on Oct. 28, Century 21 staffers said.

I for one can't wait. The store is literally beneath my feet here at Philly.com and the pounding, banging, sawing and jackhammering noises have filled our office for months now.