Uniqlo’s Denver opening pushed back

Uniqlo pushed back its opening on th 16th Street Mall by about a month.

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The future site of Uniqlo on the 16th Street Mall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Fashionistas in Denver will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the rainbow of sweaters, cardigans and button downs sold by Uniqlo.

The Japanese-based clothing retailer expects to push back its opening on the 16th Mall from Sept. 30 to late October, store manager Rolena Richardson said Tuesday.

“The reason is just that the end of October was a better opening date for our fall and winter business,” Richardson said.

Uniqlo is renovating the space that was previously occupied by Barnes & Noble in The Denver Pavilions. The store will be Colorado’s first and about a block away from the global retailer H&M.

Ahead of its opening, Uniqlo needs to hire about 90 workers. The company is accepting applications through its website.

Richardson aims to hire 75 part-time workers, 12 full-time and an assistant store manager. The bulk of the employees will be sales associates, but the store is also looking for a few supervisors in training.

Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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