New Lowe’s to begin construction in Cornwall this week

New Lowe’s to begin construction in Cornwall this week

CORNWALL, Ontario – Construction is slated to begin this week on a new Lowe’s in Cornwall that could employ dozens of people.

The new hardware/home improvement store will be located in the former Walmart operation on Brookdale Avenue, the company said in a new release Wednesday afternoon.

As many as 160 could be employed at Lowe’s in Cornwall, depending on the season. It will open mid-2016.

“We are excited to have this unique opportunity to join the Cornwall community and bring Lowe’s closer to our customers in Eastern Ontario,” said Sylvain Prud’homme, President, Lowe’s Canada, in a release. “This new store will allow us to become part of an established and active shopping hub, and supports our ongoing strategy to be the home improvement choice for Canadians. We are thrilled to be expanding into Cornwall and see tremendous opportunity in this new market for us.”

The new Cornwall Lowe’s will have approximately 100,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden centre of approximately 13,000 square feet.

The store will create 120 to 140 jobs with an additional 30 to 40 seasonal positions. The store will be located at 950 Brookdale Avenue at the corner of 7th Avenue and Brookdale.

Conversion of this location into a Lowe’s store will commence this week.

In July 2015, Lowe’s announced plans to open 14 new stores in Canada bringing its total store count to 54 locations. Last month, the company opened its 40th store in Saskatoon with its next locations set to open in Ancaster and Mississauga in early 2016. The Cornwall store will represent Lowe’s 55th location in Canada and become the company’s 38th store in Ontario.

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