The Gazette's George Ford reported that the booming Westdale development in Southwest Cedar Rapids is soon to have two new stores opening.

Shoe Dept. Encore and Ross Dress For Less, will throw open their doors to customers this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 7, respectively. Ross will have about 27 full-time and part-time employees in what is its second location in Iowa (the other in Davenport). Shoe Dept. Encore has stores in Cedar Falls, Davenport, Newton and the Quad Cities.

Both will take over space in the former Von Maur location at Westdale, according to the Gazette story. In other news, PetSmart expects to have its second Cedar Rapids location open at Westdale on Nov. 4, with a "soft opening" on around Oct. 28.

Exciting new developments for the revamped shopping area just in time for the holidays!

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