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Von Maur enters Northeast with its first New York location

BY Marianne Wilson

Davenport, Iowa — Von Maur Department Stores has opened its first location in the Northeast. The Midwest retailer opened a 140,000-sq.-ft. store at Eastview Mall in Victor, N.Y., which is just outside of Rochester.

"After several years of exploring the market, we’re excited to finally open our doors at Eastview Mall and make our mark in the Northeast," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "The greater Rochester area is a vibrant community with a strong history of quality retailers. We look forward to building on this local history and providing shoppers with our unparalleled customer service, selection and overall shopping experience we’ve prided ourselves on for more than 140 years."

Anchoring the mall’s southwestern wing in the former Bon Ton location, the store underwent a complete reconstruction to achieve Von Maur’s signature exterior brick facade with arching entryways accented by a copper roof and cupolas. The two-level store features expansive floor plans that accentuate Von Maur’s residential ambiance, complete with antiques, original artwork and music from the store’s grand piano.

An interactive, life-sized tree in children’s is designed to entertain Von Maur’s youngest shoppers while amenities such as an antique pub display piece, motorcycle and television offer enjoyment in the Men’s areas.

Partnering with local contractor LaChase Construction, Von Maur created more than 125 jobs over the course of the reconstruction.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods opening five stores Nov. 8

BY Dan Berthiaume

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods opens five new stores across the U.S. on Nov. 8. The stores will be located in Dover, Del., Palm Desert, Calif., West Des Moines, Iowa, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Findlay, Ohio.

Dick’s will operate a total of 554 stores in the U.S. upon opening the five new stores. The Sioux Falls store will be the chain’s first store in South Dakota. This total will include three in Delaware, 32 in California, five in Iowa, and 38 in Ohio.

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Golf Galaxy opens interactive store in Las Vegas Nov. 1

BY Dan Berthiaume

Pittsburgh – Golf Galaxy plans to open its second retail location in Nevada. The retailer will open a 29,000-plus-sq.-ft. store in Henderson, a Las Vegas suburb, on Nov. 1.

At the store, offerings include services from PGA professionals and certified in-store club technicians; five hitting bays and an indoor demo range; and an on-site, full-service 42-foot tour van modeled after club manufacturers’ on-site PGA Tour vans. The store also features a dedicated women’s shop, a driving range, and a three-speed putting green.

"We are thrilled to expand Golf Galaxy’s presence in the United States," said Doug Wurl, president, Golf Galaxy. "At our Henderson location, we are able to provide golfers of all ages and abilities with a PGA Tour-inspired experience, providing the best equipment for their game, in addition to the unparalleled support, guidance, and experience from our PGA professional staff."

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