A new shoe store will open its first Omaha location at Oak View Mall this fall.
Shoe Dept. Encore, a large-format women's, men's and children's shoe retailer, will open in November on the lower level of the Younkers wing, Oak View Mall General Manager Ted Harris said. The store carries brands such as Timberland, Hush Puppies, Reebok, Nike and New Balance.
The approximately 14,000-square-foot space was formerly occupied by four retailers: MW Tux, an offshoot of Men's Wearhouse, which rented tuxedos and closed in late June; Far East Treasures and Brow Beauty, both of which relocated within the mall; and purse retailer By Your Side, which closed.
Once Shoe Dept. Encore opens, Harris said, the mall will be at about 94 percent capacity.
The chain also has a location in Lincoln at Gateway Mall. The store is owned by Concord, N.C.-based Shoe Show, which operates other brands, including Shoe Dept. and Burlington Shoes.