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Starr Western Wear to Become Anchor Tenant at Sunland Park Mall

Starr Western Wear, an El Paso icon for more than 50 years, is expanding westward with their third El Paso store, set to open this Summer in the space formerly occupied by Macy’s.

Sunland Park Mall, located at 750 Sunland Park Drive, opened in 1989 and was the region’s fifth, fully-enclosed mall.  With Macy’s closing, the opportunity for the El Paso-owned and operated store to become a mall anchor presented itself.

“In an era when many brick-and-mortar stores are struggling, we have been fortunate that our customer service, biggest selection and, best pricing has been embraced by our community. El Paso has been our home since 1964 and we are proud to be investing in our community, providing jobs for El Pasoans and, being a good corporate citizen.” said Starr CEO Enoch Kimmelman, whose parents founded Starr Western Wear.   

Officials with Starr add that their “east side store is currently the largest western wear store in the region, and the west side store will be even bigger.”  

Starr’s new store will include the same brands as the Downtown and Eastside stores, as well as Starr’s services like professional hat shaping and on-site clothing alterations.

With the new location and with such a large facility, officials add that “an expanded product selection in all departments” is to be expected

Founded in July of 1964 in a small storefront space on East Overland in Downtown El Paso, Starr’s owners – Sam and Pola Kimmelman, – set the goal of providing quality, affordable clothing to hard-working ranchers and farmers on both sides of the Rio Grande, and thereby fulfilling their dream of creating a family-owned business.  

This is the second time that a Sun City store will become an anchor at the mall, as local favorite ‘The Popular’ once occupied the Sears location at the same mall.

City Announces Inspections of Four Iconic Downtown Buildings

The Planning and Inspections Department, along with the Fire Department and Historic Preservation Office, are conducting four building inspections in the downtown area this week and next.

Via a news release, city officials stated, “The Fallas Paredes, Caples, and Kress buildings hold a local historic designation. By securing these properties, the City can limit the deterioration and risk of at least three historic buildings.”

In addition to code violations, the four properties have received numerous complaints of unwanted entry, graffiti and animal habitation.

“In 2017, the Fire Marshal took an inventory of vacant downtown buildings with fire and building code violations. The properties inspected were identified and classified as buildings with serious fire, safety or structural risks,” said Victor Morrison-Vega, Director of Planning and Inspections.

“Our top priority is to ensure the safety of our downtown residents. The inspections are the first step to securing high-risk vacant buildings,” Morrison-Vega added.

“Through concentrated efforts with the private industry, we have rehabilitated key historic buildings. Our historic buildings add great value to our downtown and attract people all over the country,” said Jessica Herrera, Director of Economic and International Development.

The following buildings will be inspected:

  1. Caples – 300 East San Antonio – January 10
  2. Kress – 211 North Mesa – January 11
  3. Haymon-Krupp – 117 West Overland – January 11
  4. Fallas Paredes (Formerly ‘The Popular’) – 301 East San Antonio – to be determined