Moore's to relocate in 2006

Published 5:20 pm Friday, November 11, 2005

By By Adam Prestridge
As with any department store, B.C. Moore's and Sons is known for its huge sales.
Early next year, the retail store will be able to offer even bigger sales with its new 19,200 square foot sales floor when it relocates across the street in old K-Mart building on Lindberg Avenue.
"I think it's a good move," Atmore store manager Mark Booth said. "We'll wind up with about 4,000 square feet more than we have now and totally new fixtures. It will be a good move."
Moore's current location, located at 150 Lindberg Avenue in the Adam's Plaza, has a 15,000 square foot sales floor. Once complete, the store will resemble the new Ozark location.
Dunco Contractors out of Nauvoo have been working vigorously for two months renovating the inside of the old building. Dunco foreman Kevin Dunn said he and his crew began by demolishing the old K-Mart interior and cleaning out the building. They've also installed a drop ceiling; framed four dressing rooms located in each corner of the store and the store's offices and are currently preparing the store front for fixtures.
"It's been going good," Dunn said. "We've been really busy. We're getting a lot accomplished though."
Dunco has also subcontracted out several other projects throughout the store including sheetrock, plumbing, electrical and sprinkler work. His crew has focused its efforts on the construction aspect of the remodel.
"We've worked on Marvin's buildings and are currently working on the new store in Greenville," Dunn said. "We've also worked on the Marvin's in Jasper as well as the Tractor Supply in Jasper."
Not all of the empty K-Mart building will be used for Moore's. There will more available space next to it once renovations are complete.
Beauregard Crawford Moore opened up his first single "dry good" store, known today as Moore's, in the small farming community of Wadesboro, N.C. in 1923. Moore's is now one of the largest privately owned department stores in the southeast.
With the assistance of his four sons and nephew, 19 locations were serving the two Carolinas by 1933. At the company's incorporation in 1946, 29 stores were in operation. Now more than 80 locations serve southern hometowns.
The new Atmore store location is scheduled to open in early 2006.

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