Kirkland’s and Ulta Beauty are set to reopen after tornado damage

Kirkland’s and Ulta Beauty are set to reopen after tornado damage

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Two popular Jonesboro businesses damaged by an EF-3 tornado on March 28, have told Region 8 News they plan to return to the area.

Both Kirkland’s and Ulta Beauty announced they were planning on reopening their stores located in the 3000 Block of East Highland, directly across the street from The Mall at Turtle Creek.

Both businesses were a total loss after an EF-3 tornado touched down in Jonesboro on March 28.

Tornado Damage in Jonesboro
Tornado Damage in Jonesboro (Source: Laura Mueller)

A Kirkland’s company spokesperson told Region 8 News on Thursday that the store will reopen later this year.

“[We’re] aiming for November/December timeline, depending on construction,” Curry Simic said.
Curry Simic, Kirkland's company spokesperson
The tornado blew out windows and damage a sign and roof at the beauty storm.
The tornado blew out windows and damage a sign and roof at the beauty storm. (Source: KAIT)

An Ulta Beauty spokesperson said they’re trying to also target a reopening towards the end of the year.

“Our intention is to reopen yet this year but given delays stemming from COVID-19, we cannot currently share a specific time for the grand re-opening.”
Eileen Ziesemer Vice President, Public Relations

Multiple stores were destroyed by the tornado, both in the Mall, and surrounding properties. Some businesses located inside the Mall, have since opened temporary locations in other locations.

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