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New Hays clothing store getting closer to opening day

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

After years of sitting empty, work is underway to transform the old Coca-Cola plant at the corner of Highland Drive and Caraway Road in Jonesboro.

The 55,000 square foot building will be re-developed into a Hays Clothing Store.

Hays is a local, family-owned business with stores in Searcy and Judsonia.

It is not associated with Hay’s Grocery Stores.

The Coca-Cola plant closed in 2010 and it was purchased this August by the Hays family.

Crews were outside Wednesday working on the front of the building.

The Hays family said they hope to have the store open in time for Black Friday in November. They also said they plan to hire 100 people.

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