Just in time for Black Friday, Shoe Dept Encore is now open in northwest Emporia.
Shoe Dept Encore opened to the public Wednesday, becoming the third store in the Emporia Pavilions retail development to open, following Hobby Lobby in 2017 and Ross Dress for Less last month.
Construction for the second wave of Pavilions retailers has taken around 15 months, in large part because of shipping and supply issues. As a result, the opening date for Marshalls is still pending.
Developer Spencer Thomson is planning at least one more wave of retail stores and several restaurants at 24th and Industrial. Announcements may not be made until next year.