Boscov's bringing variety of merchandise to Niles
The Valley will learn more today about what Eastwood Mall officials say are plans to bring the single largest retailer into the mall.
That's saying a lot since the mall has been home to such giant retailers as Sears, Macy's, Dillard's, and J.C. Penney.
An 11 am news conference is expected to reveal that the family-owned Boscov's department store chain will move into the former Sears store that closed in 2018.
21 News confirmed on Friday that the 100-year old chain is coming to Niles.
Boscov's, which will be streaming the announcement on its Facebook page, has been dropping social media hints about the announcement, including a picture of a hot dog with reference to a “food court classic.” Niles was once the home of Harry Stevens, who, according to the Niles Historical Society, gave the world the hot dog.
Boscov's, which bills itself as America's largest family-owned department store, operates 48 stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
Boscov's sells a wide variety of merchandise, including clothing, shoes, purses, cosmetics, household needs, and furniture.
Some Boscov's stores offer catering, a travel center, and optical centers.