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Belk set to open early at Juban Crossing

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DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) -

Belk at Juban Crossing is expected to open Saturday, Oct. 11th. Their soft opening is scheduled for Saturday, while their grand opening is expected Wednesday, Oct. 15.

"It's very exciting and it's so nice because the community has been so anticipating this wonderful center and to be the first to be able to invite them in and come in and have this type of shopping experience for the customer here, is just outstanding," said Regional Belk Manager Christine Powell.

The Juban Crossing development started in 2005. The development president Stephen Keller said nine years later, the first store will open Saturday.

"Juban Crossing is a major milestone for Livingston Parish. It now establishes this whole community where they have all their retail shopping within their parish and they no longer have to travel to Baton Rouge to shop," said Keller.

Keller said the first phase of the development is 470,000 sq ft. and includes several other stores such as PetSmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, Academy, Rouses Supermarket, and more.  All of those and more are expected to open between Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2014.

Kohl's & Forever 21 are also coming to Juban Crossing and are expected to open in October 2015.

Keller added he's also looking into a dine-in movie theater. Over the next few years, Keller said he hopes to add residential quarters on the property as well.

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