Retail wrap-up: Maurices adds Village Pointe store

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Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:00 am

A new Maurices store will open March 20 at Village Pointe Shopping Center, and the women's clothing retailer is moving to a new, larger store Friday at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion.

Maurices will occupy a 5,300-square-foot space on the west end of the main street at Village Pointe, near 168th Street and West Dodge Road, next to the Gap store. The store is moving down Shadow Lake's main street to a 5,200-square-foot store next to the Jos. A. Bank store.

The new stores at both RED Development properties will feature the retailer's new boutique-look interior and will include a plus-size department, as well as the brand's junior-sized merchandise line of casual and dressy apparel.

Shadow Lake also will add Sola Salon Studios, a new franchise that rents studios to hair stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists and other beauty specialists, on March 21. The salon will contain 21 single studios, typically customized by the stylists.

The opening of a newly constructed mortgage loan office for Charter West National Bank, based in West Point, Neb., will open next to Shadow Lake's Old Chicago restaurant in mid-March.

New barbershop

Need a shave and haircut before that big date? The Brooklyn, a new gentlemen's barbershop and salon at 3716 S. 132nd St., has three barbers on staff and is open every dayfrom 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Brooklyn, which is in the space formerly occupied by Sally's Beauty Supply, offers haircuts, facial shaves and straight razor shaves.

Owner Nick Anania, a former barber at Offutt Air Force Base, said the shop is “all themed around Brooklyn — the Brooklyn Dodgers, the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Haircuts start at $14, but as a grand opening special, first-time customers pay $10. For more information, call 402-334-0227.

Gordmans groundbreaking

Gordmans will break ground on its new Aksarben Village corporate offices at 3 p.m. Friday. The 110,000-square-foot building will be constructed near 67th and Frances Streets in Aksarben Village. The Omaha-based retailer, which operates 81 stores in 18 states, announced last summer that it planned to occupy the top floors of the new building. Gordmans is expected to take occupancy next year.

Jingle contest: Make it perky

The best part of waking up is $25,000 in your cup.

Folger's Coffee is searching for the next catchy rendition of its iconic jingle, “The Best Part of Wakin' Up Is Folger's in Your Cup.”

Pour it on, make it percolate and you could win $25,000. Individuals and groups of six or fewer can submit their original video entries now through March 6 at Entries will be judged on creativity and originality, music performance and other criteria. The original jingle, which was composed by Leslie Pearl in 1984, has been recorded by musicians such as Johnny Cash, Rascal Flatts and, now, maybe you.

The top 10 finalists will have their entries posted online. A nationwide vote of the top 10 will be held from May 15 through June 19 to determine the contest winner.

Kay Jewelers coming to Metro Crossing

Kay Jewelers is coming to Metro Crossing in Council Bluffs. The city is ready to issue a building permit to Kay, a part of Sterling Jewelers Inc. of Akron, Ohio, according to chief building official Steve Carmichael.

Kay Jewelers will fill the vacant location at 3617 Denmark Drive, Suite 500, near Panera Bread. Phone and email messages left with Sterling Jewelers seeking comment were not returned.

In addition, Dr. Farid Sadr, who specializes in internal medicine, will open a new practice in Metro Crossing at 3502 Metro Drive, near the Ulta beauty supplies store.

Council Bluffs Walmart moves ahead

Walmart, which plans to build a 186,000-square-foot Supercenter at the southwest corner of Nash Boulevard and North 16th Street, has received two permits from Council Bluffs officials — one to demolish the old Gordmans and Super 7 hotel and a second to build the new retail and grocery center.

The World-Herald News Service contributed to this report.

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