Footwear Store Villa To Open 12 Dallas Locations This Year
By: Milana Alchemista
Shoe store Villa, well known on the east coast and mid-west has finally made their way to Texas. Recently, Villa bought out the chain DK footwear and are currently remodeling locations and reopening them under their brand. The shoe company has plans to expand throughout Texas, but chose to break ground in Dallas first.
“Nike told us Texas is a goldmine. If everything goes right, we plan to open up anywhere between 60-80 stores here. That’s here in Dallas, but also Houston, San Antonio, Austin everywhere. Right now we have 5 Villa locations, there are a total of 12 locations that we will be remodeling,” said Anthony “Munch” Steele, Villa marketing manager.
Steele himself started with the company as a sales representative in 2007 and stayed with the company, growing to his current position of marketing manager. Villa prides itself on building employees from the ground up and integrating into the community. In other markets, Villa has hosted coat drives, turkey drives, and many other community improvement projects. They have similar plans for Dallas with their first big service project planned for April the 18th where Villa staff along with other community members plan to paint, clean up and beautify a local recreation center.
“We want to empower [Dallas] and really hire people that are from the neighborhoods and give them a chance. If you look at a lot of companies they don’t do that. Any store we have you’ll see one of your friends from the neighborhood working there,” shared Steele.
To kick off their Dallas arrival, Villa will continue to hold events like the “Art, Beats and Sneaks” event last Thursday featuring DJ Duffey, DJ Q and local artists from around the DFW. Grand openings for their first five locations in Garland, Arlington Plaza, Skillman, and Torrey Vista Plaza will begin on Friday, March 6 where they plan to hold blow out events featuring refreshes on all recent Jordan and Nike releases; March 7 will be slated for a kid’s day with family friendly activities and a kid Jordan refresh.
If you’re looking to join the Villa team they’re now hiring for all positions through their website ruvilla.com Connect with villa at ruvilla.com, follow them on Instagram @villa_dallas.