Lowe’s Opens New Store in Cornwall

May 4, 2016
By Bob Peters

Cornwall Ontario – Lowe’s is the latest retailer to choose Cornwall.

The second largest home improvement retailer in the world opened the doors to its new location at 950 Brookdale Avenue, and is earning positive reactions from local shoppers.

Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy cut the board to officially open the store Thursday morning, and was accompanied by by Bill Goguen, Ontario East Market Director, Chris Boggs, Cornwall Store and Gregor Stuart, Vice President of Supply Chain and Logistics for Lowe’s Canada.

To celebrate the opening, Lowe’s also presented the Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley with a $10,000 donation.

The new Cornwall Lowe’s is the company’s 43rd store in Canada, and the first location in the city. The store represents an approximate local investment in excess of $16 million and has created approximately 120-140 jobs, and additional 30-40 seasonal positions.

Cornwall shoppers will be able to take advantage of a number of special opening specials.

Grand opening events will run from Thursday May 5th until Sunday May 8th with giveaways each day plus a contest to win 1 of 5 grand prizes including a Husqvarna Lawn Mower, a Char-Broil BBQ, a Dyson Vacuum. Here are some of the highlights:

Thursday May 5

  • FREE to the first 300 customers: a 4″ Bonnie Tomato Plant.
  • FREE to the first 500 customers: a $100 off $500 Project Starter Card
  • FREE to the first 800 customers: a 5L Pro Mix.

Friday May 6

  • FREE to the first 1000 customers: a Sylvania A19 LED 60-Watt Light Bulb.

Saturday May 7

  • FREE to the first 75 customers: a 8.0-Amp Electric Lawn Mower.
  • Q & A plus autograph signing session with HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler from 10am to 1pm.
  • FREE Build & Grow Clinic for the kids at 10 am.

Sunday May 8

  • FREE to the first 200 customers: a Lowe’s $25 Gift Card.

In addition to the above, the first 500 customers on each day will receive a Lowe’s reusable shopping bag.

For Contractors, an exclusive VIP event will be held on Monday May 9th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm p.m.  There will be a draw in-store to win 1 of 3 $250 Lowe’s gift cards and Contractors can fill out a ballot to win 1 of 4 Grand Prize Tools.

About Lowe’s Canada

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 16 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico through its stores and online. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s has more than 1,855 home improvement and hardware stores and 270,000 employees. In Canada, Lowe’s opened its first stores in December 2007 and now operates 42 stores in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia with more than 6,000 employees.

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