Friday, March 29, 2013

Belk has started $5.5 million Rock Hill store remodel

Charlotte-based Belk said it has started construction on a $5.5 million, major overhaul of its store in the Rock Hill Galleria, a project that will increase the store's size and add more merchandise.

The store's size will be increased by 20,000 square feet, bringing it to 100,000 square feet total. Belk said the store will remain open, although some departments have been relocated to the former Goody's store in the mall.

“We’re totally rebuilding our store from top to bottom to create an exciting new d├ęcor and shopping experience for our customers in Rock Hill and the surrounding community,” said Debra Niekamp, store manager, in a statement. “Our new store will reflect the latest in retail layout, decor and merchandise presentation, and we believe customers will love the new brands and style assortments that we’ll be adding throughout the store. In the meantime, we urge customers to be patient with us as our new store takes shape. We are doing all we can to minimize any inconvenience during the construction work.”


Belk has renovated several of its Charlotte-region stores, including the SouthPark and Carolina Place stores. The Carolina Place Belk renovation cost $5.5 million as well, while the SouthPark store's face-lift came in at $2.3 million.

The store in Rock Hill's grand reopening is set for October 16. The store will feature a shoe department that has been doubled in size, as well as larger jewelry, accessory, and handbag departments.

The Rock Hill Galleria Belk opened in 1991.



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

$5 million to renovate store but can't spend $100,000 to keep a 65 year family tradition such as the Thanksgiving Day parade in our own Charlotte? Classic move Belk. I'll never shop there.

R Thomas said...

Apples to oranges. Read about Belk's charitable giving history and current commitments.