Von Maur heads to sweet home Alabama

Von Maur has opened its first location in Alabama, just outside of Birmingham, at Riverchase Galleria in Hoover. The 185,000-sq.-ft. store is one of the largest locations in the country.

"After opening our first Southeastern location two years ago, we couldn't be more excited to continue building on our success in the region with the addition of our first Alabama location at Riverchase Galleria," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "Our combination of beautiful merchandise, customer service and attention to the overall shopping experience will be an excellent addition to the mall. We look forward to becoming one of the go-to shopping destinations for area residents and Birmingham visitors."

Located at the mall's former Macy's location, the store underwent a full reconstruction and now features Von Maur's signature exterior brick façade with arching entryways. The store has an open expansive floor plan. An interactive, life-size tree in children's is designed to entertain Von Maur's youngest shoppers, while an antique pub display piece, motorcycle and multiple televisions offer enjoyment in the men's areas.

"I guarantee the people of metro Birmingham will become avid and loyal shoppers of Von Maur," said Christopher White, marketing manager of Riverchase Galleria. "Not only does the Company offer an exceptional selection of luxury brands, but its attention to customer service and detail will certainly leave shoppers equally impressed. To have such a high caliber department store is without question a great achievement for the mall."

Von Maur was founded more than 140 years ago in downtown Davenport, Iowa. The company currently operates 29 stores in 13 states, along with a 120,000-sq.-ft. e-commerce facility that drives its online business at vonmaur.com.

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