• Nebraska Furniture Mart sets grand opening for old Dahl's location off Hickman Road

    Nebraska Furniture Mart is preparing for a grand opening later this month in the last vacant Dahl's store in the Des Moines metro, bringing its existing products and expanding its offerings.

    The new 65,000 square-foot store at 15500 Hickman Road will have double the warehousing space for its products, meaning people can immediately bring their purchases home, instead of waiting for it to arrive later, said Tim Mullen, store director.

    “If you wanted something, we would have to get it from Omaha and bring it a day or two later,” Mullen said.

    Liquidation sales are ongoing at Nebraska Furniture Mart's existing store at 2075 N.W. 94th St. in Clive, where it’s been since 2001. Sales end March 14.

    Because Nebraska Furniture Mart owns Homemakers Furniture in Urbandale, the new store won’t offer home furnishings, but it will sell electronics, televisions, appliances, bathroom vignettes, lawn care and seasonal power equipment.

    A soft opening is planned for March 15. The grand opening is set for 10 a.m. March 28 with giveaways and special weekend pricing.

    "We’re really excited about having this opportunity to advance our ability to take care of our customers," Mullen said. "There’s a lot of things happening with the new store that we’re excited about."