Maurices is coming to town [UPDATED]Published 11:31am Friday, September 27, 2013 Updated 11:46am Friday, September 27, 2013
The women’s clothing store Maurices is the latest business to give it a go at 601 Frontier Drive in Fergus Falls. The building, which most recently served as Lakes Country Buffet, was torn down this week, and construction for the new store will likely start within the next month or so, according to Monica Hendrickson, marketing manager for Maurices.
“We’re hoping to open sometime in March,” Hendrickson said. “We’re in such early stages. We just signed the lease, so we don’t have a lot of details at this point.”
Maurices targets women ages 19-24 with its apparel. It’s a Minnesota corporation based out of Duluth, and it is always excited to open stores in its home state, Hendrickson said. The company promotes fashion at a great value and great customer service, she said.
The Fergus Falls store is one of about 50 new openings across the country this year for the retailer. It’s part of a new strategy for the company as it looks at all markets across the country.
“Fergus Falls really fits well with our current plans,” Hendrickson said. “I just think we’re excited to get out there and open up.”
Maurices will be a nice addition to the retail scene in town, according to Harold Stanislawski, executive director of the Fergus Falls Economic Improvement Commission.
“There is a pent-up demand for clothing in Fergus Falls, so we think this is just the perfect mix for helping fill the void,” Stanislawski said.