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Lowe's opens in Valdosta

April 14, 2004

Valdosta - A new South Georgia home improvement store is officially open for business.

Instead of the traditional ribbon cutting, employees at Lowe's Home Improvement Store cut the first board. The 198-thousand square foot facility is the largest Lowe's in the nation and employs 170 people.

Valdosta Mayor John Fretti says the new business is a great economic booster. "An indicator that a lot of people use is the average hourly rate, they take the upper management and the lowest pay and average them, and here its $11.00 and that's a great indicator," said Fretti.

Lowe's is located on St. Augustine Road in the old Super K-Mart shopping center.

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