DAVENPORT, Iowa, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Von Maur Department Stores announced today its plans to open a 90,000-square-foot store at Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Mich. Scheduled to open Fall 2019, the store will be the Company's third location in Michigan.
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, Vineyard Vines, Free People, and Kendra Scott, among many others. Construction of the single story Von Maur store will begin Summer 2018 and will feature the Company's exterior brick façade and 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 150 associates – the majority of which will be full-time.
"With its exceptional collection of shopping, dining and entertainment offerings, Woodland Mall is a fantastic location for us to continue growing our brand in Michigan," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "We're excited to introduce area shoppers to our beautiful merchandise and signature Von Maur service, and we look forward to becoming a premier shopping destination in Grand Rapids for years to come."
"We are excited to welcome Von Maur and its excellent reputation of focusing on the consumer experience to improve the retail lineup at an already stellar property in a great market," said Joseph Coradino, CEO of PREIT. "This addition will solidify Woodland Mall as the preeminent shopping and lifestyle destination in the region and PREIT is pleased to welcome a top-notch retailer to our portfolio."
Today's announcement also continues to build upon the family-owned Company's targeted national growth strategy, which includes plans to open its first location in Wisconsin in April 2017 and second location in Minnesota in Fall 2018.
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 145 years ago in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The Company currently operates 31 stores in 14 states, along with a 120,000 square foot E-Commerce facility that drives its successful online business at vonmaur.com.
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