The Belk department store in Juban Crossing will hold its grand opening on Oct. 15.

Jessica Graham, a Belk spokeswoman, said the store will have a soft opening a week or two before the grand opening. The exact date for the opening has yet to be determined, because it is based on store construction, Graham said.

The 75,000-square-foot store will be one of the anchors of Juban Crossing, which is under construction at the intersection of Interstate 12 and Juban Road. This will be the fifth Belk store in Louisiana and the first in the Capital Region.

Belk, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has nearly 300 stores across the South.

Juban Crossing officials said more than 400,000 square feet of space has been leased so far, by businesses such as Rouses, Movie Tavern, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Lane Bryant, Old Navy, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx, Ross, Shoe Carnival, Ulta and Bed Bath & Beyond.