Friday, April 9, 2010

Lowe's begins building store across from Auto Mall Parkway in Vallejo

Lowe's begins building store across from Auto Mall Parkway in Vallejo
By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen / Times-Herald
Posted: 04/07/2010 01:01:37 AM PDT

Construction equipment lines the site Tuesday of the new Lowe's on Columbus Parkway in Vallejo. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday with construction set to 'start in earnest' this week. (Chris Riley/Times-Herald)

Workers broke ground Monday on a new Lowe's store in northeast Vallejo, company officials said Tuesday.

Construction of the much-anticipated home improvement emporium should take less than a year to complete, a Lowe's spokeswoman said.
"We plan to open the store by Lowe's fiscal fourth quarter 2010," company spokeswoman Maureen Rich said.

Rich said in an earlier interview that the company plans to build a 103,000 square-foot store on the Vallejo site. The firm's $12 million investment in the new Vallejo Lowe's should create about 120 jobs, she said.
The Vallejo store will be of the type the firm uses for smaller markets, Rich said.
"There have been lots of meetings. Lots of give and take, but I think Lowe's is happy with how the process has gone," Community Development Analyst Annette Taylor said. "It's good news. It means another shopping option for our citizens."
"I'm just thrilled," Ross said. "I'm very excited about what this means for the city's future."

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