DAVENPORT, Iowa, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Von Maur Department Store announced plans to open a 165,000-square-foot store at the Mall of Georgia in Buford. Scheduled to open Fall 2016, the store will be the Company's third location in Georgia.
Known for its outstanding selection of brand name and specialty apparel, shoes, accessories and gifts, the store will feature products from leading brands such as Eileen Fisher, Free People, Kate Spade New York, Joe's Jeans and Tommy Bahama, among many others. Located at the mall's former Nordstrom location, the two-level Von Maur store will receive a complete renovation beginning in Summer 2015 in order to feature the Company's signature residential ambiance, complete with antiques, original artwork, open-floor plan and music from the store's grand piano. It is expected that the store will eventually employ 200 associates – the majority of which will be full-time.
Today's announcement continues the family-owned Company's targeted national growth strategy. After expanding beyond its Midwestern footprint in 2011 with the opening of its first Atlanta location, Von Maur has since grown in additional new states including New York, Alabama and most recently in Oklahoma with the opening of its newest location in October 2014. Conveniently located off I-85, Von Maur will be an anchor tenant at the Mall of Georgia, catering to the active shoppers that visit the mall's vibrant retail and entertainment establishments.
"The Mall of Georgia represents the ideal addition to our group of stores in the Greater Atlanta area," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "As a premiere shopping destination and the largest mall in the Southeast, we are confident it will be an excellent match for us. Since entering the market in 2011, we have enjoyed widespread support from the community, and we look forward to growing our loyal customer following with exciting merchandise and signature Von Maur service."
"We are thrilled to have Von Maur join the Mall of Georgia," said David Contis, President of Simon Malls. "Von Maur is a well-known fashion department store selling great brands that is known for its customer service. They are a perfect fit for our customer." Contis added this will be the fifth Von Maur department store in the Simon portfolio.
In addition to its selection of popular brands and merchandise, Von Maur is also widely-regarded for its superior customer service, including an interest-free charge card, liberal return policy, free gift wrapping and shipping services. The Company also offers its associates above-market wages, excellent benefits and a positive, professional work environment.
About Von Maur
Von Maur was founded more than 140 years ago in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The Company currently operates 30 stores in 14 states, along with a 120,000 square foot E-Commerce facility that drives its successful online business at vonmaur.com.
About Mall of Georgia
Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in the Southeast, features more than 200 stores including anchors Belk, Macy's, Dillard's, jcpenney and Dick's Sporting Goods. "The Georgia Walk" through the mall features murals, artifacts, displays and themed courtyards showcasing Georgia history and heritage. A 20-screen theater, 3-D IMAX and the Pavilion live music amphitheater provide ample entertainment options. Multiple restaurants offer an array of choices, from casual to fine dining. For a map and store listings, as well as directions, events and job listings, visit mallofgeorgia.com. Visit Mall of Georgia on facebook.com/MallofGeorgia, twitter.com/ShopMallofGA and instagram.com/shopmallofga.
Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group,NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit simon.com.
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