Orem Kmart building to become new wholesale store
Orem residents wondering what is happening at the Kmart store on State Street and 400 North need wait no longer.
National Product Sales announces the opening of its first NPS store in Utah Country. NPS in Salt Lake is a family establishment and has been in business since 1968. Orem will be its second location.
The Kmart store opened in 1973 and served the Orem and surrounding communities for 40 years. It closed in 2013.
For the past five years the empty Kmart building has housed seasonal Halloween stores and recently a warehouse store for scrapbooking.
NPS owners started looking at the potential property, that was owned by the Woodbury Corp., earlier this year, according to Steven Downs, Orem city spokesman.
According to a press release, “The NPS store is recognized as a rapidly growing freight reclamation company with a strong presence in both brick and mortar stores, as well as eCommerce endeavors.”
The new location boasts 87,000 square feet of retail shopping space that will showcase a wide variety of products such as clothing, non-food and hardware items and its designer room that specializes in high-end apparel and accessories.
It’s a wholesale store that self-proclaims to provide something for everyone.
“We are delighted that NPS will be adding a location in Orem,” said Orem Mayor Richard Brunst. “The addition of NPS will be a real boon to our economy and I know that our residents will enjoy the shopping experience.”
The NPS store is committed to bring exceptional value and integrity to the communities it serve by providing quality products at affordable prices, according to the press release.
Julie Farmer Collins and Dan Farmer, co-owners of the NPS store said that “NPS is honored to open our new store in Orem, Utah. We look forward to becoming a member of the community and building our reputation for excellence amongst our newest customers.”
Julie Collins added, “We’re thrilled. We hope it is a win-win for everybody.”
The store is restocked almost every day with many items shoppers may never find in Utah, according to Collins.
“It’s like Christmas every day,” she said.
The public is invited to a soft grand opening in December and watch for further details of its formal grand opening celebration in spring 2019.
NPS would like to express appreciation to Brunst, the Woodbury Corp., Bank of American Fork and Phillip Dunn of Dunn Commercial Properties in helping to make this new store a reality.