Maurices opening new headquarters Friday

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Maurices employees will move from the current buildings to the new headquarters between Fourth and Fifth avenues west and Superior Street. The first half of the 450 downtown Maurices employees will get settled over the weekend, and a second wave of employees will make the move next weekend. All will be working in the new headquarters by May 2.

The Groundbreaking (shown below) was held on June 17, 2014.

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Some other facts about Duluth’s newest building:

11 stories tall and spans an entire city block

$80 million investment; largest commercial development in downtown Duluth

450 employees in downtown Duluth, 980 stores across North American and 9,000 associates

Maurices celebrated its 85th anniversary this year and was named by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016

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Features include adjustable-height desks in every workstation and office, so associates can sit or stand; a fitness center for group fitness classes and a weight/cardio center; a large multi-purpose family room with reclaimed hardwood floors and an outdoor deck with views of Lake Superior. It also has conference rooms and open collaborative spaces such as a front porch on each floor with coffee and water stations, high-top and booth seating.

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