On Saturday, April 15th, the Belk store at Arbor Place Mall as we know it will longer be in business. Instead, a Belk Outlet store will be housed at the former Belk location.

According to a Belk press release on March 28th, 2023, grand opening events will be held on Saturday, April 15th, at 10 am. These events “will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony” for the new Belk Outlet store.

The event promises to be filled with music, and food while customers shop for “discounted items”. They will also be able to gain access to merchandise that may not otherwise have been made available for purchase at the Douglasville Belk location. The new store boasts of offering the “best brands at a great price”.

Belk’s press release also states that the first 200 customers who attend the grand opening can win gift cards valued at up to $500.

Their website states that Belk Inc. is a company that is based out of Charlotte, NC. It opened its doors in 1888 and currently has almost 300 stores in the southeastern states. In February 2021, the chain announced a financial restructuring plan, which eliminated a massive amount of debt.

Since the restructuring, Belk has been working hard to adjust to a society that has seen a decline in the traditional department store.

The new store hours for Belk Outlet (located at 6640 Douglas Blvd) are Monday – Saturday 10 am- 8 pm and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm. Customers can also make purchases online and through their mobile app.