If you've been waiting to kickoff your shopping experience at the brand new Foothills Mall in Fort Collins, your wait is almost over.

While the mall doesn't officially have it's grand re-opening until November, there are many stores that will be open to the public the next two weeks. Need to know where you eat and shop in the new facility? Well here is what you can expect in the near future, with help from the Coloradoan:

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That's right. If you've been waiting to be able to take advantage of the deals that Nordstrom has to offer, this Thursday is the day to do it. Doors will open at 9am with music and festivities starting at 8am. They will also have 30 $100 gift cards that will be handed out to customers 18 years of age or older. A $1,000 shopping spree will also be part of the festivities.

This is one I am actually pretty excited about as H&M offers great clothing for men, women, and children at great prices. I have the day off on Thursday...so guess where I may just be that day.

What do you mean you have never been to a Bar Louie before? Mmmmm...their burgers are AWESOME and if you are looking for a good night on the town, this is the place to go to. And their chicken parm sliders? Yeah...I can already taste them.

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Cinemark is planning some great celebrations as they get ready to open their newest location in Fort Collins. The best part about the new location as well is the new "XD" technology they are using in one of their theatres, along with the bistro part of the theatre making your experience much more enjoyable.

Of course there are still more store announcements to come, so that leads us to the second portion of our blog...