Wednesday, February 19, 2014

H&M at Carolina Place opening Feb. 27

After a couple of delays and false starts, the new H&M store at Carolina Place is set to open Feb. 27, the company said.

The 17,000-square-foot apparel retailer will open at noon. In Charlotte, H&M has a store in Northlake Mall and is building a third location at SouthPark mall.

The first 100 customers in line will get a free H&M t-shirt and a gift card worth $10 to $300, H&M said.

“We are pleased to have had significant growth in the state last year with new locations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greensboro,” said Daniel Kulle, U.S. President for H&M, in a statement. “The strong response of our North Carolina consumers to our offer of fashion and quality at the best price confirms the continued potential for our brand in this state. We look forward to opening more great locations here in 2014.”

The company had initially said it planned to open its Carolina Place store in December, then pushed the opening to January and finally back into February.

Building permits show the store cost about $2.3 million to renovate for H&M.