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Sephora to open in Grand Forks on May 2

The nationally popular beauty store Sephora will open May 2 at J.C. Penney in the Columbia Mall. 

The store will host a grand opening May 2, including free gift cards worth up to $100 for the first 100 clients and 750 gift bags.

Since the news leaked about Sephora opening a Grand Forks location earlier this year, J.C. Penney has had several excited customers inquire about the beauty store, said Kevin Flynn, store leader.

Sephora is known for its high-end brands such as Smashbox, Philosophy, Dior and Marc Jacobs.

“We are extremely excited to open up a new Sephora in Grand Forks,” Flynn said. With J.C. Penney’s existing salon, Sephora will make the Columbia Mall store a “one-stop beauty destination,” he said.

Sephora will be open during the normal J.C. Penney hours, Flynn said. On the opening day, a Friday, the hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Grand Forks Sephora will be the 476th Sephora inside a J.C. Penney store, according to a Sephora news release. The Fargo, Minot and Bismarck J.C. Penneys also have Sephora locations.

Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Before working at the Herald, she was a reporter at the Jamestown Sun and interned at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes Newspapers and the St. Cloud Times. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn.
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