The final preparations are underway for the country’s biggest retail store to open in North Texas.
Nebraska Furniture Mart is readying its new mega-store in The Colony just off Highway 121.
The retail portion will contain furniture, flooring, appliances, electronics and several other offerings in the 560,000 square foot space. Store managers also have some surprises inside like a kids play area, candy shop and a restaurant for shoppers looking to spend the day.
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The facility will also house a 1.3 million square-foot warehouse area for a total space the size of 31 football fields.
Nebraska Furniture Mart is based out of Omaha, NE. This will be its fourth store, joining the flagship store in Omaha as well as locations in Kansas City and Des Moines.
The company said it prides itself on being a one-stop shop with the lowest prices available, offering an extensive price match policy and even utilizing electronic price tags to easily change prices if lower ones are found.
Other retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Home Depot also offer a price match, meaning the new addition should add competition to the local economy and pay off for consumers.
Right now, the store employs about 2,000 people, and leaders plan to bring on 300 more before opening.
Store leaders haven’t set a firm opening date yet, instead shooting for “early spring” likely in March or April. Store Director Ed Lipsett said they want to make sure everything is completely ready for shoppers from day one.