Updated: 10/24/2013 6:18 PM
Created: 10/24/2013 6:26 AM WHEC.com
By: Nikki Rudd
A new high-end department store is in town. Von Maur is the new anchor store at Eastview Mall in Victor. The grand opening is Saturday.
Von Maur started in Iowa. Now it's spread to 11 states. This is the first store in New York and the northeast.
Jessica Stetler, Von Maur, said, “We really strive to make it feel comfortable like customers are really shopping at home. We want them to feel like they're an extension of the Von Maur family.”
The old Bon-Ton has gone bye bye and Von Maur has take over. It's 140,000 square feet, which is about two and a half football fields of shopping. To make you feel at home, they have some antiques, some nice comfy seating throughout the store and light piano music.
There is also a Kodak display inside the store.
Stetler said,” We really like to highlight something that's unique to the area where our stores our located so we went with Kodak for here.”
Eventually, Von Maur will provide more than 160 jobs.
Stetler said, “We offer an interest free Von Maur charge, free gift wrap and free shipping anywhere in the U.S., interest free. That's big, completely interest free.”
The grand opening is Saturday. There will be live music, activities for the kids and two $1,000 shopping spree giveaways!