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National Retailers Opening in Anderson

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Kohl’s, Staples, Dillard’s plan to open stores soon

June 28, 2008

By Angelia Davis – Greenville News

Anderson residents will soon have more national chains in their lineup of retail stores.

Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Kohl’s will open its first Anderson store this fall, according to company spokeswoman Elizabeth DeLuca.

Staples, headquartered in Massachusetts, will co-anchor a new shopping center on Clemson Boulevard with the Kohl’s store and a Dick’s Sporting Goods, according to Michael Black, Staples spokesman.

Dillard’s, too, will celebrate its first Anderson store when it opens at the Anderson Mall.

Black said the core customers for Staples are small businesses. In deciding where to locate a new store, Black said the company looks for areas that have a strong small business community and will have a demand for its products.

“Anderson is fast growing. This is a great opportunity to serve a need there,” Black said. “We’re excited to bring the easy button to Anderson.”

The approximately 20,000-square-foot Staples will be a standard store, Black said. It will employ 30 full-time and part-time workers, he said.

DeLuca said details about Anderson’s Kohl store will be released later. Corporate spokespeople at Dick’s could not be reached for comment.

Dillard’s announced in 2007 that it would build a 126,000-square-foot store at Anderson Mall.

It’s one of several expansions planned for the mall owned by Simon Property Group Inc.

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