SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — The first Dillard’s store in the Upper Midwest is expected to open in Sioux Falls in the fall of 2023.

According to a news release on the opening date, the Sioux Falls location will feature Dillard’s latest concepts in store design, presenting a full assortment of fashion selections specifically tailored to the tastes and preferences of the company’s customers.

The department store’s arrival in South Dakota was first announced in December 2018, with Dillard’s planning to open in the spot that was previously home to Younkers.

“We owe it to our customers to bring the best to the Empire Mall and the best in class of merchandise and service. So hopefully this will be a welcome entry into this market for our customers,” Dan Gies, general manager of the Empire Mall, said.

Right now, the closest Dillard’s for Sioux Falls shoppers is in Omaha, Nebraska. This will be the first one in the Upper Midwest.

“We’re excited about this, as they are. This will be their 30th state that they have operated in,” Gies said.

The store will be 140,000 square feet, allowing for many departments that shoppers can browse through.

“Shopping in-person is still the preferred way to shop so this is going to be an outstanding offering for our customers to shop at Dillard’s, their newest store,” Gies said.

Construction is set to begin on the store either this month or next.