– Employees Now Stocking More Than 40,000 Items – 

– Store tours available upon request – 

WHO:                   Lowe’s of Chalmette 

WHEN:                 Friday, January 8, 2010

                            6 a.m., Lowe’s will open its doors to the public  

                            Thursday, January 14, 2010

                            10 a.m. Grand Opening festivities including Lowe’s Board Cutting ceremony

                           Gift Card Match Day – Buy a Gift Card, Help Build a Home. Purchase a Lowe’s Gift Card on Thursday,Jan.14,and Lowe’s will match purchases up to $5,000 to support the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity’s next building project. 

WHERE:               Lowe’s of Chalmette #3016

                            8333 West Judge Perez Drive

                            Chalmette, LA 70043


The home improvement store has 117,000 square feet of retail sales space, with an adjacent garden center, stocking 40,000 different items to help customers build, improve and beautify their homes.  A store of this size represents an average investment in the community of approximately $18.5 million and creates up to 175 new jobs.


The media are invited to get a behind-the-scenes, advance tour of the new Lowe’s store. To schedule a media tour with the store manager, call Gerard Littlejohn at (704) 758-4337. For information about Lowe’s, call Maureen Rich at (704) 758-2298.  


With fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. is a FORTUNE® 50 company that serves approximately 14 million customers a week at more than 1,700 home improvement stores in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s is the second-largest home improvement retailer in the world. For more information, visit Lowes.com.