AMES MALL: Three New Stores Open At North Grand Mall

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The new Kohls store is now open at the North Grand Mall in Ames. Also open now is a new TJ Maxx store. After tearing down an old building and remodeling another, there are now three new stores. A third store,Shoe Carnival will open this month. Kohls has hired 105 employees and spent six weeks getting the store ready to open.

Kristi Leatherman is the new Ames Kohls General Manager.“We knew there was much excitement and a lot of roar about us coming to Ames,” she said. “Everyone we interviewed said whether you hire me or not,we're gonna be shopping there,” she added.

Sunday was the soft open for Kohls, a formal grand opening will be held Wednesday at 8 AM. North Grand Mall will celebrate the new stores with fireworks Thursday night.