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RC Willey to Open New Store in Orem

Home furnishings retailer RC Willey will open a new store this year at Univerity Mall in Orem, Utah.

RC Willey will become an anchor tenant of the mall by remodeling and expanding the space that formerly housed Nordstrom when the location opens in the fourth quarter.

“We are thrilled to be moving into a larger and newly designed store to better serve our customers in Utah County,” said Scott Hymas, CEO of RC Willey. “The Woodbury Corporation has exciting plans in place for the University Mall, turning it into a mixed-use development, including retail, office space, a park and outdoor event space, and housing. Another prominent Utah company, Ivory Homes, will be developing the housing portion. University Place, as it will be known, will truly be the center of retail business in Utah County.”

At 150,000 square feet, the new Orem store will be RC Willey's second-largest. In addition, RC Willey is building a new 160,000-square-foot store in Draper, Utah. The Draper location will be the largest RC Willey store in the company and is slated to open this spring.

As part of the deal, the Woodbury Corporation will take over the existing RC Willey location in Orem.

“RC Willey will be a wonderful addition and a great partner in the evolution of University Place,” said Jeff Woodbury of Woodbury Corporation.

“Over the past 15 years RC Willey has expanded into California, Idaho and Nevada and become a significant presence in those markets,” said Hymas. “Now we are focused on investing in our home market of Utah. The addition of these new stores in Draper and Orem will show our customers a whole new side of RC Willey.”

RC Willey operates stores in Utah, California, Idaho and Nevada and employs more than 2,300 people.







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