Kohl’s gets major faceliftA brighter Kohl’s held a grand re-opening Thursday, Oct. 18, where shoppers got a first look at the newly remodeled store.
By: Riham Feshir, Woodbury Bulletin
A brighter Kohl’s held a grand re-opening Thursday, Oct. 18, where shoppers got a first look at the newly remodeled store.
Woodbury’s Kohl’s was the first in the Twin Cities to undergo a major renovation that includes a new layout, more convenient location for the customer service desk and a new juniors fitting room decked out with a large flat screen television.
“It was an extensive store remodel,” District Manager Kevin Miller said of the $1.4 million project.
The company remodels stores every seven years, Miller added, and the Woodbury location was due for a facelift.
It also became a test store for a lot of the new light fixtures, wall designs, beauty products and furniture.
“We’re testing a lot of stuff here,” Miller said.
Customers have also asked for the guest service desk to be relocated near the entrance, which is a change the company implemented during the remodel.
“That has been requested by customers,” he said. “And the feedback has been extremely positive.”
The remodel started in August and took two months to complete.
Kohl’s is testing furniture products in addition to new fragrances and cosmetics in Woodbury as well.
One of the changes that Miller said will be exciting for young shoppers is the upgrades done in the junior department’s fitting room.
The room has its own seating facing a large screen television. It’s also decorated uniquely for that specific shopper with bright and colorful walls.
Across from there, the children’s department saw some changes as well. Miller said shoppers were in need of extra fitting room space in the kids department, which is why it was expanded as well.
Additionally, the entire perimeter of the store was upgraded with new wall art and light fixtures.
Miller said the newly remodeled store, which is already decked out for the upcoming holidays and Christmas, now provides better flow from one department to the next.