"This new 124,000 sq ft box store will position us for the future in the largest market in Atlantic Canada,” said Mike Simms, Kent General Manager and VP Retail Division, J.D. Irving, Limited. “The store is designed with both the retail customer and the contractor in mind. It includes a 20,000 sq ft drive through warehouse with all lumber inside as well as an outdoor lumber yard. The contractor desk area is our largest of any store and features meeting rooms and services like estimating, accounting and design. The store showcases our new branding package along with expanded assortments in seasonal, heating, hardware, furniture, and building materials. The store also shows off our creative merchandising, year round garden center and displays that have been designed to provide a world-class home improvement shopping experience."
Earlier this month, the store opened its doors for a special preview to local contractors. Over 350 contractors and their families came out to celebrate the new location and its innovative approach to servicing their contractors. The store is located across from the IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing and will be managed by Jennifer Salter.