KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Halls Kansas Metropolis is exiting the house enterprise, together with its massive assortment of tabletop.
In a letter to clients, President Kelly Cole stated that, in the midst of updating its retailer at Crown Middle, it might be “enhancing out” the house division in addition to some jewellery traces, the cosmetics division and the H bar, and increasing its choices in girls’s and males’s attire, sneakers and equipment.
After Christmas, Halls will relocate to an area adjoining to its present location the place it can function briefly till March, “after we will reveal new adjustments in our retailer” based on the letter.
Cole additionally introduced that she could be retiring after 13 years on the helm, to be succeeded by Todd Epperley, who will grow to be the brand new basic merchandise supervisor and retailer director. Epperley is a 24-year veteran of Halls who not too long ago oversaw the shop’s males’s, jewellery and purse departments.
Halls division retailer was based in 1916 in downtown Kansas Metropolis by Joyce Halls, the founding father of Hallmark Playing cards. Halls Plaza, which opened in 1965, spanned a whole metropolis block and featured Baccarat chandeliers and the Midwest’s solely Steuben Gallery, based on a 2016 story in The Kansas Metropolis Star that celebrated the retailer’s 100th anniversary.
Halls later moved from its downtown location and have become a fixture of the Crown Middle, a part of a sprawling retail improvement middle that included Hallmark’s company headquarters. The Plaza retailer was closed in 2013 and was relocated to an expanded Crown Middle retailer. The upscale specialty retailer carried china, crystal and ornamental house equipment and had a bridal registry.
Editor-in-Chief Allison Zisko first joined HFN in 1998 and spent a few years protecting the tabletop class earlier than widening her scope to all house furnishings. In her present position, she oversees all features of HFN, together with its print and digital merchandise, and represents the model at house and overseas by way of shows, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.