/H&M to open store in Des Moines metro – KCCI Des Moines

H&M to open store in Des Moines metro – KCCI Des Moines


H&M will take over two stories and 25,000 square feet inside the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines next summer. Mall officials say H&M has been one of the most requested stores and they have been in negotiations with the Swedish clothing store for a long time. It was just a matter of finding enough space for them. Over at the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, owners told KCCI Friday they will be tearing down the old Sears building that was part of the original mall built in 1959. The building has been empty since the company declared bankruptcy nearly two years ago. Mall owner, Elizabeth Holland says her team found asbestos in the building which means the demolition will take longer than expected. It can’t start until Holland and Sears officially close on the sale, which is expected to happen in November. Sears agreed to sell the building for $2.8 million, partially paid for with a loan issued by Polk County for $2 million. The county agreed to add another $400,000 onto the loans if the City of Des Moines matches it.”We’ve been working very much hand in hand with them, everyone wants to see the tax base in that part of Des Moines improve,” Holland said.

H&M will take over two stories and 25,000 square feet inside the Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines next summer.

Mall officials say H&M has been one of the most requested stores and they have been in negotiations with the Swedish clothing store for a long time. It was just a matter of finding enough space for them.

Over at the Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines, owners told KCCI Friday they will be tearing down the old Sears building that was part of the original mall built in 1959.

The building has been empty since the company declared bankruptcy nearly two years ago.

Mall owner, Elizabeth Holland says her team found asbestos in the building which means the demolition will take longer than expected.

It can’t start until Holland and Sears officially close on the sale, which is expected to happen in November.

Sears agreed to sell the building for $2.8 million, partially paid for with a loan issued by Polk County for $2 million. The county agreed to add another $400,000 onto the loans if the City of Des Moines matches it.

“We’ve been working very much hand in hand with them, everyone wants to see the tax base in that part of Des Moines improve,” Holland said.

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