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Uptown Willmar hopes to convey a positive vibe at what used to be Kandi Mall

July 25, 2020

Uptown Willmar hopes to convey a positive vibe at what used to be Kandi Mall
WILLMAR — The days of the Kandi Mall are over but it is just the beginning for Uptown Willmar. According to Andy Weiner, president of RockStep Capital who have owned the Willmar shopping hub on South First Street since 2015, the new name is an illustration of the transition the Kandi Mall and others like it are undergoing in the ever-changing retail landscape. The mall first opened in 1973. Read more at West Central Tribune

It is starting to look a lot like Kohl’s

August 19, 2019

It is starting to look a lot like Kohl’s
WILLMAR — While an official grand opening date has yet to be announced to the public, the Kohl’s at Willmar’s Kandi Mall is starting to take shape. Weston Banker, senior coordinator for Kohl’s corporate public relations, said in an email to the West Central Tribune that the store will open this fall. Located on the mall’s south end, in the former Kmart location, the store is occupying a space that has long been vacant. The store will be approximately 40,000 square feet,

Spicer boutique is set to make big move

April 24, 2018

Spicer boutique is set to make big move
SPICER—Since opening Urban Escape Boutique four years ago in downtown Spicer, Eryn Hannig has seen her retail business steadily grow with the sale of women’s clothing, accessories and gift items for the home. Starting early next month, her business will grow even more when she opens the doors to her 4,000-square-foot store. It’s just down the block from the 900-square-foot store where she’s been located since 2014. Hannig, who closed her small shop on April 15, is in the final

Shopping center fills old Willmar furniture store

February 6, 2018

Shopping center fills old Willmar furniture store
WILLMAR—The vision Sahra Gure and Abdirizak “Zack” Mahboub had for a former furniture store is taking shape as the newly opened Midtown Plaza in downtown Willmar. The first two businesses have moved into the building at 313 Litchfield Ave. S.W. Several others have signed leases and are preparing to move. The developer of the small shopping center in the former Erickson Furniture building is New Minnesota Realty of Willmar. Gure and Mahboub, a husband and wife team, own New Minnesota