Shoe Dept. Encore Coming to Westdale

New to Market Retailer to Open Cedar Rapids Location

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Frew Development Group, LLC is pleased to announce it has signed a lease with SHOE DEPT. ENCORE at Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.SHOE DEPT. ENCORE offers a wide variety of shoes and accessories for men, women and children.

The new, approximately 10,000 square foot SHOE DEPT. ENCORE store will be located on the first level of the former Von Maur building, in the center of the Westdale development, between the newly created entrances to Younkers and JC Penney.

SHOE DEPT. ENCORE will join fellow retailers, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, JC Penney, Younkers and Burlington at Westdale Mall and is expected to open in late 2017.

“SHOE DEPT. ENCORE offers shoppers many of the most popular name brands in footwear and is the perfect addition to the expanding retailer lineup at Westdale Mall. We are honored that they have chosen Westdale Mall and look forward to welcoming yet another new retailer to the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City market”, said Lisa Rowe, Vice President, Retail / Westdale General Manager.

About SHOE DEPT. ENCORE:SHOE DEPT. ENCORE operates the largest format of the store brands owned by SHOE SHOW, INC.Founded in 1960, the North Carolina company provides quality products, service and value in stores named SHOE DEPT., SHOE DEPT. ENCORE, SHOE SHOW, SHOE SHOW MEGA STORE and Burlington Shoes.The company has 1,152 locations in 44 states.

About Westdale Mall: Westdale Mall is the former 900,000sf, 72 acre regional mall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that is being repositioned as a mixed-use development by Frew Development Group, LLC. Westdale is managed and operated by Westdale CR Ventures #1, LLC, a subsidiary of Frew Development Group.For more information, visit

About FDG: Frew Development Group, LLC is a private real estate development company based in Denver, Colorado.For more information, visit

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