Silverdale Lowe’s slated to open before the year’s end
By RACHEL BRANT
Central Kitsap Reporter Staff writer
October 27, 2008 · Updated 1:31 PM
Home improvement store may open for business in early December.
Silverdale’s newest home improvement store may be open for business soon as construction crews are putting the finishing touches on the store.
Lowe’s spokeswoman Maureen Rich said there is no confirmed opening date, but the home improvement store is scheduled to be open before the year’s end.
“We are aiming to open in early December,” Rich said.
The 102,000-square-foot store is located at the southeast quadrant of Myhre Road and Mickelberry Road in Silverdale behind Costco.
Construction began in the spring and crews are quickly wrapping up so the store can open by the end of the year.
The do-it-yourself retailer will offer more than 32,000 products under one roof.
“Lowe’s is always evaluating new sites” and looks at hundreds of factors, including the potential for growth and homeownership, when selecting new store locations, Rich said.
“Certainly in Silverdale we see a great potential for growth and that was one factor of hundreds we considered in expanding,” Rich said in the spring when Lowe’s announced its plan to open a Silverdale store.
Lowe’s is known for “helping homeowners find the right equipment and supplies to build, improve, beautify and enjoy their homes,” according to the company. The Silverdale store will feature a 28,700-square-foot garden center with a selection of flowers, bushes, trees and garden supplies tailored to Washington’s climate and lifestyle.
A store the size of the future Silverdale Lowe’s represents an average investment in the community of about $12 million and creates up to 120 new jobs. For more information about job opportunities at the future Silverdale Lowe’s, visit its career Web site at www.lowes.com/careers.
Lowe’s works with Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross, United Way and the Home Safety Council. In 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $27.5 million to support community and education projects in the United States and Canada. To date, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has donated more than $550,000 in the state of Washington, according to a news release.
Lowe’s, the second largest home improvement retailer in the world, was founded in 1946 and is based in Mooresville, N.C. For more information, visit the Lowe’s Web site at www.lowes.com.