Topeka’s Buckle store will soon be changing locations.

Casey Richardson, store manager, confirmed this week that the clothing retailer’s local team has plans to move out of its current storefront in West Ridge Mall and into West Ridge Plaza, a nearby strip mall on Wanamaker Road.

“We started building this month, in January,” she said, “and we plan to be in the week before Easter.”

Buckle’s new location will be suite 140 in West Ridge Plaza, the strip mall at 2130 S.W. Wanamaker Road that is also home to such stores as TJ Maxx and Target.

According to a permits map on the city of Topeka’s website, Buckle secured a building permit on Dec. 22 for interior alterations at that location.

Richardson said the clothing retailer is doing its “normal Buckle things” as far as renovations go.

“We do the brick pillars on the inside of the building, the marble countertops, just kind of making it look like a Buckle store,” she said. “We’ll get new flooring, new paint on the walls, that kind of thing.”

Casey Richardson, right, and Angie Decker, left, work Tuesday morning folding jeans as they prepare for Buckle to open inside West Ridge Mall. Topeka's Buckle store will soon be relocating to West Ridge Plaza, the nearby strip mall that houses such stores as Target and TJ Maxx.

Richardson also indicated Buckle will look to hire about 10 new employees as it makes the move, because it expects to see “a large increase” in business.

“We’re going to be hiring for part-time, full-time, management and leadership positions,” she said.

In its new location at West Ridge Plaza, Buckle will have the same landlord it did at the mall, according to Troy Forrest, Buckle’s senior director of marketing.