The 250 vehicle parking lot
was full at the Grand Opening of the new 58,000 foot new KENT store in New
Minas, Nova Scotia on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Mary Delaney, the store manager of the New Minas KENT store said the opening is a proud day for KENT, and the community. “We have a staff of 65 people here. Twenty-five of our staff are new associates. Nova Scotia contractors were involved in building the store,” she said. “We’re offering 47,000 products at this store and we’re proud to serve this community.”
The ground-breaking for the store was in August 2016. Community members, local politicians and the KENT team were on hand for the grand opening.
Mike Simms, Vice President for the Retail Division, J.D. Irving. Limited thanked the community for their support and noted three important features of the store, “We have doubled the size of our light cloud in this store, we have a brand new garden centre as well as a drive thru lumber yard. We look forward to taking care of this community.”
As part of the celebration, a donation was made on behalf of the New Minas Kent team to the Valley Regional Hospital. “Thank you for the generous donation," said Gary Smith, of the Valley Regional Hospital Foundation. “It will go towards helping to purchase medical equipment to better serve our community.”