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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Dry Goods, owned by Von Maur, will open a new location in Peoria as part of a 12-store expansion of the brand.

"We are excited to continue driving the tremendous success Dry Goods has experienced with the opening of several new locations throughout the year, and we look forward to delivering a distinctive shopping experience to shoppers across the country," Jim von Maur, president of Von Maur, said.

The chain also has a department store in Normal.

Dry Goods USA, a subsidiary of the Davenport-based Von Maur, first introduced the brand in 2010 with a store in Aurora. Today, a total of 27 Dry Goods stores operate in eight states. 

Stores will open in the spring at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie, Peoria; Polaris Fashion Place and Tuttle Crossing, both in Columbus, Ohio; and West Acres, Fargo, N.D. Stores opening in summer will be NorthPark Mall in Davenport, Iowa; Westroads Mall, Omaha; Crossroads Mall, Kalamazoo, Mich.; The Greene, Dayton, Ohio; St. Louis Galleria and West County Center, both in St. Louis, Mo. Fall openings are set for Columbia Mall, Columbia, Mo.; and Summit Mall, Akron, Ohio.

In a news release, von Maur added "Our merchandise assortment is perfect for young customers wanting to create a look inspired by the latest fashion trends."

Dry Goods caters to young women with its ever-changing selection of apparel, accessories and gifts in an inviting store atmosphere. The Dry Goods name was inspired by Von Maur's roots as a dry goods store in 1872 in downtown Davenport.