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Appliance Factory is coming to former Dillard's!

Appliance Factory Opening Soon sign at Fort Collins' new location (moving text blurred to avoid any confusion)Photo byOptopolis

During 2020, Dillard's condensed their store floor down to just the east Dillard's building at the Frontier Mall, leaving the west Dillard's vacant. That is... until recently; Appliance Factory/Mattress Kingdom is opening their first Cheyenne store!


This space was one of the earlier anchor stores to the Frontier Mall, originally housing a J-Joslins Department store, a Colorado-based clothing store; it was built in 1983 according to the property assessor.
Mall entry to Dillard's when Dillard's was openPhoto byOptopolis

About fifteen years later in 1998, Dillard's bought out the J-Joslins chain (building Dillard's east not long before). This would result in one of many situations where the store floor was separated between two spaces -- this one for men's/children's clothing, kitchen supplies, seasonal products, and more; and the other primarily for women's clothing.

Around late summer 2020, Dillard's west (as it became commonly referred to as) was converted to a Dillard's clearance center, all of the departments being shifted to Dillard's east. At the start of November, the store had closed for good. You can see what it looked like in February 2021 in the video below (or if the preview doesn't load, you can click here).

Appliance Factory buys the space, begins remodel/renovation

A couple days ago, Cap City News among others reported that Appliance Factory/Mattress Kingdom, a Colorado-based appliance and mattress store, had bought the former Dillard's earlier this year and began remodeling the space.
LEFT: Appliance Factory FoCo's Grand Opening sign at Harmony/College | RIGHT: Old Dillard's West in 2023Photo byOptopolis

The nearest location to Cheyenne before this point has been the Fort Collins location, which opened in mid-2021 in the former Ultimate Electronics/Spotlight Music building on the corner of Harmony and College. It relocated from further south along S College Ave.

Their website states that they have 26 locations most likely including the Fort Collins and soon-to-be Cheyenne locations. Also according to the other news outlets that have previously covered this topic, the Cheyenne store is planning to open in April 2023. The location is listed as "coming soon" on both their website and Google Maps.

This store coming to Cheyenne will likely make it easier for finding appliances without waiting on shipping or going out of town. Will you visit Appliance Factory for your next potential appliance or mattress!?

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