Mar 18, 2015
Swedish retailer H&M announced Monday it will become a new Rimrock Mall anchor tenant, filling a hole left by last year’s Scheels Sporting Goods departure.
Officials from H&M (short for Hennes & Mauritz) said they are planning to open the new store in fall of 2016, selling affordable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. H&M also has sections for accessories, maternity, sports apparel and plus-sized.
Mall officials said they expect further shuffling of tenants, possibly anchors, within the mall and declined to say where H&M will end up. Other anchors include J.C. Penney, Herberger’s and Dillard’s.
It’s a big win for Rimrock Mall, which suffered a blow when Scheels left last August to build a stand-alone megastore at Shiloh Crossing. The 41,000-square-foot space was replaced by a showroom for a boat dealer, which left last week, mall officials said.
Within the past few months, Abercrombie & Fitch and Wet Seal closed their teen apparel stores. A third clothing retailer, Deb Shop, is expected to close this year after its parent company declared bankruptcy.
However, mall officials said they are close to reaching agreements with new tenants for the Abercrombie & Fitch and Wet Seal vacancies.
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