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Von Maur’s new store in Oklahoma is designed for hazardous weather


Davenport, Iowa -- Von Maur Department Stores will open its 30th store, at Quail Springs Mall in northern Oklahoma City, on Oct. 18. The split-level, 150,000-sq.-ft. store will be the company's first location in Oklahoma.

Located at the mall's former Sears location, the store will undergo a complete remodel in order to feature Von Maur's signature exterior brick facade, which includes arching entryways accented by copper cupolas.

After consulting federal guidelines, Von Maur took the initiative to build a severe weather area within its store to ensure the ongoing safety of its customers and associates during hazardous weather conditions. The 2,200-sq.-ft., partially underground structure, which can accommodate up to 430 people, is fortified by 10-inches of concrete and is equipped with separate bathrooms, battery backup and a dedicated natural ventilation system.

Inside, open expansive floor plans will accentuate Von Maur's residential ambiance, complete with antiques, original artwork and music from the store's grand piano. An interactive, life-sized tree in children's will be designed to entertain Von Maur's youngest shoppers while an antique pub, motorcycle and television will offer enjoyment in the men's areas.

"We are thrilled to introduce our brand to this thriving metropolitan community," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur. "Whether providing the latest styles or an unmatched shopping experience, satisfaction will always remain a top priority for us, and we look forward to ensuring this experience each and every time our customers step into our store."

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