According to a press release issued by PRNewswire today (November 15, 2022).
The former Sears location will allow Dillard to create a whopping 220,000 square feet of retail space. Dillard has a long history with Lubbock. It was an inaugural store when South Plains Mall opened in 1972 and has provided a retail anchor ever since:
Dillard’s General Manager, William T. Dillard II, said, “We are excited to expand our presence at South Plains Mall, solidifying the center as one of West Texas’ premier shopping destinations. Today’s announcement highlights and celebrates our 50-year service commitment to our customers in the Lubbock area. Mr. Dillard noted that Dillard’s opened its South Plains Mall store in July 1972.
The new Dillard’s will feature the company’s “latest enhancements in store design, merchandising and technology and will feature a range of premium brands”.
Dillard’s has always been a major retail destination in Lubbock, attracting throngs of people from surrounding communities every year. This has always been a “first stop” for my family members traveling from the small town in West Texas, and I think many Lubbockites have the same experience with their families. This is the place to go if you want nice business clothes, a nice handbag, etc. It has a heritage of being the store with the best, most coveted brands. The perfect place to get your prom dress or bridesmaid dress or suit for a job interview. In other words: it’s always been a big part of our life story here in Lubbock.
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