Kohl’s finally opens its doors


By Nicole Cooke - [email protected]



Bruce Hirst and Joann Hirst, of Sedalia, look through the selection of men’s shirts as they shop for work clothes for Bruce Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s location in Sedalia, which opened its doors Sunday. “It’s nice to have another option,” Joann said. “It gives us more options — (before) if (JC)Penney’s didn’t have it, travel was the only other option.”


Carole Molder, of Sedalia, checks the size on a pair of tennis shoes Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s store in Sedalia. Molder, who recently moved to Sedalia from Kansas City, said she is “thrilled” the store has opened a location in Pettis County.


Paula Wagner browses the selection of bath towels at Kohl’s. “I usually shop at Kohl’s in Kansas City or Columbia, so it’s pretty nice we have one here in Sedalia now,” she said.


Items in hand, Madeleine Oswald, of Sedalia, places a pair of children’s socks back on the shelf as she continues to look around the children’s department at Kohl’s. She said she was checking out the store since it just opened Sunday, and was hoping to find a gift for her daughter who has a birthday coming up.


Christina Schnakenberg, left, and friend Stacey Jenkins, with daughter Lilly Jenkins, look through the home decor section of Kohl’s Monday afternoon. Jenkins said she had not been to a Kohl’s store before, but came Monday because she heard the store has “lots of cute kids’ items.” Both women said they were excited to have the new store in Sedalia.


By Nicole Cooke

[email protected]

Bruce Hirst and Joann Hirst, of Sedalia, look through the selection of men’s shirts as they shop for work clothes for Bruce Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s location in Sedalia, which opened its doors Sunday. “It’s nice to have another option,” Joann said. “It gives us more options — (before) if (JC)Penney’s didn’t have it, travel was the only other option.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD092215Kohls.jpgBruce Hirst and Joann Hirst, of Sedalia, look through the selection of men’s shirts as they shop for work clothes for Bruce Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s location in Sedalia, which opened its doors Sunday. “It’s nice to have another option,” Joann said. “It gives us more options — (before) if (JC)Penney’s didn’t have it, travel was the only other option.”

Carole Molder, of Sedalia, checks the size on a pair of tennis shoes Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s store in Sedalia. Molder, who recently moved to Sedalia from Kansas City, said she is “thrilled” the store has opened a location in Pettis County.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD092215Kohls2.jpgCarole Molder, of Sedalia, checks the size on a pair of tennis shoes Monday afternoon at the new Kohl’s store in Sedalia. Molder, who recently moved to Sedalia from Kansas City, said she is “thrilled” the store has opened a location in Pettis County.

Paula Wagner browses the selection of bath towels at Kohl’s. “I usually shop at Kohl’s in Kansas City or Columbia, so it’s pretty nice we have one here in Sedalia now,” she said.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD092215Kohls3.jpgPaula Wagner browses the selection of bath towels at Kohl’s. “I usually shop at Kohl’s in Kansas City or Columbia, so it’s pretty nice we have one here in Sedalia now,” she said.

Items in hand, Madeleine Oswald, of Sedalia, places a pair of children’s socks back on the shelf as she continues to look around the children’s department at Kohl’s. She said she was checking out the store since it just opened Sunday, and was hoping to find a gift for her daughter who has a birthday coming up.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD092215Kohls4.jpgItems in hand, Madeleine Oswald, of Sedalia, places a pair of children’s socks back on the shelf as she continues to look around the children’s department at Kohl’s. She said she was checking out the store since it just opened Sunday, and was hoping to find a gift for her daughter who has a birthday coming up.

Christina Schnakenberg, left, and friend Stacey Jenkins, with daughter Lilly Jenkins, look through the home decor section of Kohl’s Monday afternoon. Jenkins said she had not been to a Kohl’s store before, but came Monday because she heard the store has “lots of cute kids’ items.” Both women said they were excited to have the new store in Sedalia.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_TSD092215Kohls5.jpgChristina Schnakenberg, left, and friend Stacey Jenkins, with daughter Lilly Jenkins, look through the home decor section of Kohl’s Monday afternoon. Jenkins said she had not been to a Kohl’s store before, but came Monday because she heard the store has “lots of cute kids’ items.” Both women said they were excited to have the new store in Sedalia.

Kohl’s officially opened its doors in Sedalia on Sunday, and plenty of shoppers continued to file in Monday afternoon to check out the new offerings.

The new approximately 56,000 square-foot Sedalia location, 4300 Wisconsin Ave., is the 26th Kohl’s store to open in Missouri, according to a news release from the company. Sedalians have been waiting for months — even years — for Kohl’s to open in Sedalia, and Monday’s customers shared their enthusiasm with the Democrat while they shopped.

“It’s nice to have new stores. Hopefully we’ll keep getting more, slowly but surely,” said Anicka Oyen as she picked out curtains with children Alayna Brosch and Wyatt Brosch. “(Today) I’m looking for household things that aren’t normally available in Sedalia.”

Some Sedalia residents will be entering a Kohl’s store for the first time, like Stacey Jenkins, who was visiting the store Monday with her daughter Lilly and her friend Christina Schnakenberg.

“I’m just excited to have a different store in town, we needed something new,” Schnakenberg said.

“I heard they have lots of cute kids’ items so I came to look at those,” Jenkins added.

For many, less travel time to Columbia or the Kansas City area for shopping opportunities is another positive aspect of the new store.

“I travel to the city a lot for shopping, so it will be nice to not go as far,” Schnakenberg said. “It’s nice to have more options than the few we have for clothing.”

Madeleine Oswald is the mother of two youngsters, so less travel time is good for her, too.

“It’s pretty awesome,” she said of the new store. “We usually go to Columbia and we have two toddlers, and that can be a long trip in car seats.”

Carole Molder recently moved to Sedalia from Kansas City, so she said she’s glad to have a store from home in Sedalia.

“I’m thrilled to death they’re open,” she said as she looked for some new tennis shoes.

According to the release, all new Kohl’s stores opening this fall feature new enhancements and the company’s latest store design, including an updated beauty department, updated check-out stations, newly-designed shopping carts and strollers, redesigned fitting rooms with fitting room lounges in misses and juniors, an expanded customer service area located at the front of the store, in-store Kohl’s Kiosks, electronic signs in all departments and free Wi-Fi throughout the store.

“It looks nice,” Joann Hirst said of the new store. “There’s lots of selection.”

Kohl’s will officially open its doors to the community with a grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Thursday. Grand opening events will also take place throughout the day Saturday.

Nicole Cooke can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1482 or @NicoleRCooke.

Sedalia Democrat

Nicole Cooke can be reached at 660-826-1000 ext. 1482 or @NicoleRCooke.

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