The highly anticipated opening of Kohl's Department Store is underway in Missoula's South Crossing at Brooks and Dore Lane 

The 56,000 square foot store opened its doors on Sunday, March 1, and at 4:00 p.m. the parking lot was nearly full. The store will employ nearly 100 both full and part-time workers.

photo by Peter Christian

There will be a grand opening ceremony on Friday, March 6 with a ribbon cutting at 8:45 a.m. with the official store opening at 9 a.m.

The Missoula store is the third to open in Montana.