Klamath falls, Ore. -- Construction crews are preparing the old 'Gottschalks' store in Klamath Falls for a new tenant.
The Gottschalks building will soon be home to a new store.
But until papers are signed, Trey Senn of the Klamath County Economic Development Association says the name of the business will remain a mystery...
"Mum's the word until maybe a week or two. Hopefully we'll get a signature and can be more public about it, and say who's coming in - because I think the public will be very pleased."
The building has been vacant ever since the Gottschalks chain of 58 stores declared bankruptcy, and closed five years ago.
Senn notes that the retail space is now providing some construction jobs...
"It certainly has heated up in the last couple of days."
But Senn won't say what kind of a store is going in...
"A department store...sooner or later."
The new store is expected to open in time for Christmas shopping.
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