by Stephen Garner

Von Maur Department Store has announced its plans to open a 122,000 square-foot store at The Village of Rochester Hills in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Scheduled to open fall 2020, the store will be the company’s fourth location in Michigan.

The store will feature products from leading brands such as Brooks Brothers, Bobbi Brown, Peter Millar, Kendra Scott, Free People and Kate Spade, among many others. Located at the former Bon Ton, construction of the new two-level Von Maur store will begin fall 2019 and will feature the company’s exterior brick façade and signature residential ambiance, complete with antiques, original artwork, open-floor plan and music from the store’s grand piano. It is expected that the store will eventually employ 150 associates – the majority of which will be full-time.

“As metropolitan Detroit’s premier lifestyle destination for shopping, dining and entertainment, The Village of Rochester Hills is an outstanding location for us to continue growing our brand in Michigan,” said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. “Shoppers who have already visited our other stores in the Greater Detroit area know we’re all about delivering unparalleled customer service and brand name merchandise, and we look forward to continuing to create an unrivaled shopping experience for our customers for years to come.”

Today’s announcement also continues to build upon the family-owned company’s targeted national growth strategy. Von Maur recently opened its third Michigan location in Grand Rapids earlier this month and will open its seventh Illinois location later this week, and it has continued to grow in states beyond its Midwestern footprint, including Georgia, New York, Alabama and Oklahoma. Additionally, the company recently announced plans to open its second Wisconsin location in Madison in the fall of 2021.