Burlington targets fall for Dover opening

DOVER — When the Burlington store opens its doors at 515 N. DuPont Highway this fall the site will be known as Capital Commons.

That detail, along with the store’s square footage and expected fall opening, was included in a announcement Monday from Burlington Stores Inc.

A spokesperson was unable to say if other stores would be included in the Capital Commons or how much renovation needed to be done on the existing structure which once housed Kmart. Kmart closed in July 2014.

The vacant building that used to house Kmart on U.S. 13 will be home to Burlington, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory. (Delaware State News file/Dave Chambers )

The vacant building that used to house Kmart on U.S. 13 will be home to Burlington, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory. (Delaware State News file/Dave Chambers )

In an interview early this month William Neaton, Dover’s economic development director, said the necessary permits to begin work had been issued.

“They pulled their permits,” Mr. Neaton said in the interview, “which means they’re can start on construction.”

Burlington Stores, a leading national off-price retailer, said the 55,046-square-foot store will open in the in fall and is expected to bring 50 to 100 new jobs. It will be one of three Burlington locations in Delaware. The other two stores are in Newark and Claymont.

“We are thrilled to open a new Burlington in the Dover community, bringing even more jobs to the neighborhood and providing local residents with a valued shopping experience,” said company chairman and CEO Tom Kingsbury, in the statement

The store will feature men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and footwear. It also will include furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home decor and gifts. And, yes, it will carry a coats, the product that gave the store it’s original name of Burlington Coat Factory.

Burlington bills itself a national off-price retailer.

More information on employment opportunities will be available in a few months, Burlington said. People interested in job applications are encouraged to visit www.BurlingtonStores.com.

Burlington has 568 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

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