Saks Warehouse Store to open in WB Twp.

By Bill O’Boyle - [email protected]

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — A Saks Warehouse Store will open to the public here on Saturday, a company spokesperson said.

It will be located at the Lord & Taylor facility on Highland Park Boulevard, and store hours will be be Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., spokeswoman Alexandra Cohen said.

Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor and Saks Off 5th all fall under corporate parent Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), a Canadian retailer that traces its roots to 1670 and the European fur trade in North America.

The Saks Warehouse Store is coming to Wilkes-Barre Township from a distribution center in Maryland.

In July 2018, 83 employees were laid off at Lord & Taylor’s distribution center, according to a WARN notice.

When another 202 layoffs were announced earlier in 2018, the Lord & Taylor website indicated they were due to “closure,” but Lord & Taylor’s parent company HBC said the local center was staying open.

The 600,000 square-foot facility on Highland Park Boulevard, opened in 1992 and an 8,000-square-foot clearance center and outlet store formerly located within the distribution center closed in 2015.

Cohen could not say how many people will be employed at the new store.

By Bill O’Boyle

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Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.

Reach Bill O’Boyle at 570-991-6118 or on Twitter @TLBillOBoyle.