The new Urban Outfitters retail store in downtown Asheville plans to hold its grand opening on Jan. 28.
"The contractor is working on getting the final certificate of occupancy next week," says Kristi Quinn, a partner in the Asheville-based real estate and development company Boone Associates. Quinn is a local spokeswoman for the project.
With the big construction work wrapping up, crews will move to install fixtures and then start stocking the store with merchandise, Quinn says. The one lane of College Street next to the store that's been closed for construction should be open sometime the week of Jan. 11, Quinn says.
Urban Outfitters has also been hiring workers and has most of its positions filled, Quinn says.
Store officials announced in July that they'd struck a deal to open a store in the former CVS drugstore building at the corner of Haywood and College streets. The two-story, 8,000-square-foot store will feature a central staircase, second-floor fitting rooms, a newly installed elevator, skylights, large windows and lots of exposed brick.