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Belk announces major expansion

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Belk is expanding, and Albany is seeing the benefits of new renovations.

The department store is remodeling its ladies shoe department. The $700,000 expansion also includes improvements to the jewelry and accessories area.

It's part of a new mission to satisfy customers with fashion and value in mind . Belk opened its first Albany store in 1937 and moved to the mall in 1976.

Below is the full press release:

Belk Announces Completion of Major Expansion and Remodeling of Ladies Shoe Department at Albany, Ga. Store

$700,000 project also creates modern fashion jewelry and accessories areas

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 3, 2011 – Belk recently completed a major expansion and remodeling of its ladies shoe department at Belk of Albany Mall in Albany, Ga. The $700,000 project also created new fashion jewelry and accessories areas.
"We believe customers will love the exciting changes we've made in our store," said Tony Lewis, vice president and regional manager of Belk's Central Georgia Region. "We have a brand new ladies shoes department that's been nearly doubled in size to approximately 7,000-square- feet of space. This allows us to offer a much larger selection of top ladies shoe brands and styles. We've also updated our accessories department and created a modern fashion jewelry area with new open display fixtures designed to make shopping easier and more convenient."
"These improvements demonstrate our ongoing commitment to serving customers in the Albany community," added Brady Haire, store manager. "It's part of our new mission to satisfy the Southern lifestyle needs of customers like no one else by delivering the fashion they desire and the value they deserve."
Belk has served the Albany community since opening its first store there in 1937. It moved to its Albany Mall location in 1976.
About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation's largest privately owned
mainline department store company with 303 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Its Web site offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. To connect with Belk via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blog, mobile phone text messages or by email, go to: Belk Get Connected.
Modern. Southern. Style.
Belk seeks to satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve. Our vision is for the modern Southern woman to count on Belk first – for her, for her family, for life.

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