Von Maur closes Valley West site before moving to Jordan Creek

Monday marks the end of an era at the Valley West Mall in West Des Moines. Von Maur closed its department store at 3 p.m., days before the opening of a new location at Jordan Creek Town Center.Von Maur has been a flagship store in Valley West since 1976. Its closure leaves JCPenney as the only flagship store in Valley West and is the latest in a growing list of empty storefronts at the mall. Von Maur will open its new location in Jordan Creek on Saturday, November 5. “I will definitely shop there again,” said Teri Nelson of Clive. “I think it’s going to be beautiful. I can’t wait to see it.” “We’re still waiting to hear from the new owners,” said Clyde Evans, West Des Moines’ director of community and economic development. Earlier this month, a judge approved Valley West Mall’s foreclosure US Bank currently owns the property.”The bank will decide whether they want to auction the property, whether they just want to put it up for sale,” said Evans, West Des Moines Community and Economic Development Manager, Clyde Evans, said they don’t expect a decision from the bank until the first of the year. But the city would like to see Valley West be an area to invest in. “It may not be. a center mall closed as we see it today, but I think given its location on 235 in the central part of the subway, I think.. . the property will be redeveloped,” Evans said. The store manager told KCCI that all employees have been offered jobs at the new Jordan Creek site.

Monday marks the end of an era at the Valley West Mall in West Des Moines. Von Maur closed its department store at 3 p.m., days before a new location opened at Jordan Creek Town Center.

Von Maur has been a flagship store in Valley West since 1976. Its closure makes JCPenney the only flagship store in Valley West and is the latest in a growing list of empty storefronts in the mall.

Von Maur will open its new location in Jordan Creek on Saturday, November 5.

“I will definitely continue to shop there,” said Teri Nelson of Clive. “I think it’s going to be beautiful. I can’t wait to see it.”

Some are excited about the Davenport-based retailer’s new location, but now there’s another sad empty space inside the once-thriving mall.

“We are still awaiting news from the new owners,” said Clyde Evans, West Des Moines Community and Economic Development Manager.

Earlier this month, a judge approved the Valley West Mall foreclosure. US Bank currently owns the property.

“The bank will decide if they want to auction the property, if they just want to put it up for sale,” Evans said.

West Des Moines Community and Economic Development Manager Clyde Evans says they don’t expect a decision from the bank until the first of the year.

But the city would like Valley West to be an area to invest in.

“It may not be an enclosed mall like we see today, but I think given its location at 235 in the mid-subway section, I think…the property will be redeveloped,” said said Evans.

The store manager tells KCCI that all employees have been offered jobs at the new Jordan Creek site.

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