Burlington is opening two new area stores

Updated: 2013-10-11T02:00:49Z


The Kansas City Star

Burlington — better known as Burlington Coat Factory — is opening two new area locations Friday, one in Independence, the other in Overland Park.

Paul Mallett, regional vice president for Burlington, said the company’s slogan is “style for less.”

The stores carry brand-name merchandise for the family at deep discounts, as much as 65 percent off department store prices, Mallett said. Items include dresses, suits, sportswear, footwear, bedding, pillows, children’s clothing, cribs, car seats, furniture, home decor and gifts.

On Thursday at a sneak preview event, the Independence store was carrying such brands as Nine West, London Fog, Guess, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors. Donald Trump dress shirts, for example, are $19.99, compared with a suggested price of $59.50.

The 60,000-square-foot store is in Blue Ridge Crossing East, 11910 E. U.S. 40. The developer of Blue Ridge Crossing East, at U.S. 40 and Interstate 70, also is aiming for a fast-food or full-service restaurant for one pad site on the property. The other parcel on the site will be developed into a 12,500-square-foot multitenant strip center, with tenants ranging from 1,500 to 3,500 square feet.

Burlington also took the former 50,000-square-foot J.C. Penney Home Store space in Overland Crossing at 12040 Metcalf Ave.

The stores will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily.

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