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Burlington announces fall opening for Spokane Valley store

The Burlington store in north Spokane is seen closed during what would be normal business hours on the first full day of the the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order on March 26, 2020. Burlington announced Tuesday it's opening a new store Oct. 16 in Spokane Valley.  (Libby Kamrowski/The Spokesman-Review)

Burlington is opening its first store in Spokane Valley this fall, the company announced Wednesday.

The New Jersey-based retailer filed plans with the city in November to complete more than $1.4 million in renovations to a 30,400-square-foot space at 15505 E. Broadway Ave., formerly occupied by Toys R Us, which closed in 2018 after that company filed for bankruptcy protection.

Burlington indicated it will share a specific opening date for the Spokane Valley store in the near future.

Burlington will implement social distancing practices in the store, including signage reminding customers and employees to practice social distancing of 6 feet apart; one-way entrances and exits in the front of the store; and in-department aisles; wide checkout lanes; and enhanced cleaning procedures, according to a company news release.

Burlington sells discounted apparel, footwear, baby items, home goods, accessories, coats and beauty items. The retailer generated revenue of $7.3 billion in 2019, according to its annual report.

The company began as a family business in 1972 with one store in Burlington, New Jersey. It has since expanded to more than 736 stores – including one internet store – in 45 states and Puerto Rico. The company has 13 stores in Washington, including a location on North Division Street in Spokane.