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South Crossing

Kohl's is planning a spring opening in Woodbury Corp.'s new South Crossing development on Brooks Street. It will join Cabela's, the Boot Barn, Petco, Men's Warehouse, City Brew, Noodles & Company and Jimmy John's.

Kohl’s Department Stores confirmed Wednesday it has begun hiring managers to staff its new Missoula store as it gears up for a spring opening.

Sydney Hofer, a company spokesperson, said Kohl’s began advertising for a number of positions at its new store, including area supervisor, area customer service supervisor and area operations supervisor.

The department store is also hiring for visual merchandiser, sales supervisor, lead jewelry consultant, loss prevention specialist and administrative assistant.

“I’m happy to confirm Kohl’s is coming to Missoula in the spring,” said Hofer, saying additional details would be released at a later date.

The hiring of part-time workers would likely take place early next year, though details on that process haven’t been released.

Cathe Gorski, a member of Kohl’s advertising department in Milwaukee, said the store has enjoyed a national television presence since 2003 and was eager to enter the Missoula market.

“Once we opened enough stores in California so we were coast-to-coast, we started doing that national advertising,” Gorski said. “Since then, people in Missoula have been calling and asking if we’re coming.”

It wasn’t until last year that Woodbury Corp. announced Kohl’s would have a presence in its new South Crossing development on Brooks Street.

The Salt Lake City firm purchased the old Kmart site and razed the outdated store in the spring of 2013. The property is now home to Cabela’s, Petco, the Boot Barn and Men’s Warehouse.

Kohl’s and City-Brew Coffee are under construction. Noodles & Company and Jimmy John’s will share the last pad on the property.

Woodbury also purchased the old Village 6 Cinema on South Reserve and has broken ground on South Crossing II.

A Mackenzie River Pizza Co. is now under construction where the theater stood and additional restaurants and retail are expected to fill out the development.

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