NORFOLK, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska city officially announced new retail stores coming to its mall.

Planet Fitness has officially signed as a new tenant at Sunset Plaza Mall, while Kohl's and T.J. Maxx are in the final stages of negotiations. The ownership of Sunset Plaza Mall in Norfolk, along with the City of Norfolk, made the announcement Wednesday morning. 

“Norfolk’s growth and vibrancy motivated us to invest in the community and help deliver new offerings to its strong retail market,” said Andres Sevilla, founder and CEO of North King’s Highway LLC, which acquired the Sunset Plaza last December. 

“For months, we’ve undertaken facility renovations to prepare for new tenants," Sevilla said. "Other additions are forthcoming, and those will be announced as soon as it is appropriate.  We would also like to note with appreciation and admiration the recent significant investments that existing tenants have made to grow and expand their businesses. All in all, a bright future exists for a new and improved Sunset Plaza.”

Sevilla said renovation work will continue over the winter months to make way for new store openings in the Spring. More than 100,000 square feet of interior remodeling work is ongoing as well as new exterior storefronts for the new tenants.

“Retail recruitment has been a top economic growth priority,” said Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning. “Norfolk has one of the strongest retail pull markets in the state, meaning many people across our region come to Norfolk to shop. These new additions, and others to come, will greatly enhance our position as a regional retail destination.  This elevates our quality of life, helps us retain population and attract newcomers, and helps expand our sales tax base which assists us in providing better public services.”