News Article | 1/24/2012

Kohl’s confirms DeSoto distribution center

Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) said Tuesday that it will open a new distribution center in DeSoto in south Dallas County.

The Wisconsin-based department store chain had been considering DeSoto, along with other locations, in October. At the time, Dallas County was offering a 10-year, 75-percent abatement on real and business personal property.

The company said in a press release Tuesday that is entered into an agreement to build a 951,000-square-foot fulfillment center for at Interstate 35 and Centre Park Boulevard. The building, at Hillwood’s Crossroads Trade Center, is expected to be completed this summer, at which time Kohl’s said it would close on the agreement.

The facility is expected to initially create 200 jobs and a total of 400 over the next three years, Kohl’s said. Hiring will begin March 1.

Kohl’s, which has 84 stores in Texas, operates 13 distribution centers across the country. It expects sales on to reach $1 billion this fiscal year.