Von Maur continues expansion of Dry Goods brand
Davenport, Iowa — Department store chain Von Maur said Thursday that it has opened a 4,000-sq.-ft. Dry Goods store at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines, Iowa – the specialty retailer’s first location in the state and its eighth overall.
The concept, which centers around contemporary women’s clothing and accessories, is strategically growing; the plan, said the company, is to have a nationwide presence. It recently launched its online business at Drygoodsusa.com.
"We are thrilled to open our first Dry Goods store in our home state of Iowa and are confident our newest location in West Des Moines will be successful," said Lindsay Caltagirone, VP, noting that with more than 150 special stores, the Jordan Creek Town Center is the largest shopping complex in Iowa and the fourth largest in the Midwest.
The first Dry Goods opened in October 2010 in Aurora, Ill. While future locations will be primarily concentrated in Midwest-based shopping centers, the goal is to expand Dry Goods beyond the Midwest as part of a national expansion initiative.
Dick’s Sporting Goods announces three new store opening
New York — Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. opened three stores, including one relocated store, on Nov. 7. Of the two new stores, one was located at Stoneridge Village, Jefferson City, Mo.; and the other at Spokane Valley Mall, Spokane, Wash. The retailer relocated its N. Springboro Pike store to Dayton Mall, Dayton, Ohio.
In October, Dick’s celebrated the opening of 17 stores throughout the United States.
Saks’s Off 5th to open in new center in Livermore, Calif.
New York — Saks Inc.’s Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th announced that it plans to open its doors in Livermore, Calif., on Nov. 8.
The new 28,132-sq.-ft. store is located in Paragon Outlets, a new outlet facility located 36 miles east of the heart of San Francisco, which will open in conjunction with Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th on the same day.