While the residents of Orem have lived their lives for the past few years, the folks of Dillard have spent their time building a new flagship store at University Place.
The new location was previously a space for stores like ZCMI and Macy’s. It has been a prominent location in both the old University Mall and the new campus redesign of University Place. Dillard’s new anchor will add an enhanced style to the mall and its retailers.
On Wednesday, Dillard’s will hold its grand opening and ribbon cutting with guests, door prizes and more after a soft opening of the location on Friday.
Robert Glodowski, store manager, said the new mall anchor has 160,000 square feet of space to sell and display products. From head to toe, the store is ready to serve its customers with brands new to Utah County.
“This mall is amazing, this neighborhood is amazing. We are bringing an increased assortment of brands and better brands,” Glodowski said. “Provo was a C location, but Orem will be an A store.
Services offered at the new Dillard’s include cosmetic services and makeup classes, complimentary spa services, tailoring and alterations, bra fittings, gift registries, and jewelry repair and soldering.
The Dillard’s store features the national chain’s latest advancements in store design and technology, taking the upscale shopping experience to a whole new level for customers in the Provo-Orem area, according to a company press release.
Dillard’s Senior Vice President, William Dillard, III, will be in attendance for the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held at the entrance to the Dillard Mall. The first 300 customers lining up at the entrance to Dillard Mall will receive a Dillard Mystery Gift Card worth $10-$250 and a free gift bag. Only customers over the age of 18 can receive the gift bag.
The celebration at University Place continues throughout the day with special appearances from local celebrities as well as representatives from key Dillard brand partners. The schedule is:
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Meet the members of Miss Orem Royalty and receive a signed photo.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Enjoy the music and fun provided by a live DJ in the new Junior Department.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Meet Holly Arnesen, Executive Vice President, and Mary Noland, Sales Director of Liverpool Los Angeles. They will introduce buyers to Liverpool’s spring collection. In the women’s denim department.
11am-5pm — Meet Courtney Levinson, Maui Jim Sunglasses Specialist, for a custom sunglasses try-on in the Accessories Department.
The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and to browse and shop at the Utah County Press Store.
Dillard’s will be open 7 days a week from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. the other days of the week.