Von Maur Department Store continues to expand its national footprint.
The 150-year-old, family-owned retailer plans to open a two-level, 118,000-sq.-ft. store at South Hills Village, in Pittsburgh. Scheduled to open in fall 2024, the store will be Von Maur’s first location in Pennsylvania.
Located at the former Sears site, renovations of the new Von Maur will begin in the fall 2022. The location will feature the retailer’s signature exterior brick façade and interior ambiance, complete with original artwork, an open-floor plan and music from a grand piano. It is expected that the store will employ more than 100 employees, the majority of which will be full-time.
Von Maur’s expansion into Pennsylvania builds upon the Iowa-based company’s targeted national growth strategy that has brought it into such states as Georgia, New York, Alabama and Oklahoma. Earlier this year, the retailer opened its fourth Michigan location, at The Village of Rochester Hills, in Rochester Hills.
The company is slated to open its second location in Wisconsin, at West Towne Mall in in Madison, in October 2022.
Von Maur currently operates 36 stores across 15 states.
"The unrivaled shopping experience created at South Hills Village through its enticing mix of shopping, dining and entertainment makes it a one-of-a-kind destination and an outstanding location for us to open our first location in Pennsylvania," said Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur, and the fourth generation of von Maur family members to lead the company. "
In addition to its selection of popular brands and merchandise, Von Maur is known for its superior customer service, including an interest-free charge card, flexible return policy, free gift wrapping, loyalty rewards program and shipping services.
In June, Von Maur was named the No. 1 U.S. department store in Newsweek’s America’s Best Retailers 2022 rankings.
“This recognition is such an honor, and it is truly a testament to our associates, our products and our loyal customers across the country,” stated von Maur in a news release at the time. “Since opening our doors 150 years ago, we’ve had an unwavering commitment to offering unparalleled customer service and unmatched styles and selections.”