Kohl’s open for business

Kohl’s is opening its new Minot store Sunday, saving area residents who frequent the retailer the two-hour trip to Bismarck, where the next-closest store is located.

Kohl’s is located at the old Walmart location next to Hobby Lobby at 1905-22nd Ave. SW. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. The phone number is 837-1905.

Jenny Lipke, store manager, said in an interview Thursday they can’t wait to finally open the doors for the first time and show the people of Minot what Kohl’s has to offer.

“It’s been a work in progress. We’re excited to have the Minot community come in and shop with us,” Lipke said. “We’ve very excited to be part of the community and give all we have to offer to them.”

Kohl’s offers a wide variety of clothing with national brands like Fila, Nike and Levi’s, as well as exclusive ones such as Simply Vera Vera Wang, Marc Anthony, Rock & Republic and Jennifer Lopez.

Along with clothing, Kohl’s also carries small electric items, shoes, home decor, children’s apparel and more.

While the store officially opens Sunday at noon, a grand opening will take place Wednesday at 8 a.m. Lipke said to celebrate the grand opening Kohl’s will be holding special sales all week to encourage shoppers to get acquainted with all the store has to offer.

“We’re really excited to be open and be part of the community,” Lipke said. “We appreciate all the support that we’ve had and we’re just excited to open the doors.”