Lowe’s Cornwall has official opening

Trucks with trailers are parked outside the Lowe's Cornwall Thursday, May 5, 2016 as the store celebrated its official grand opening. The store has boosted the local economy by $16 million and created upwards of 140 jobs. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The store has been open for days but Lowe’s Cornwall celebrated its official grand opening Thursday with a ceremonial board cutting.

Cornwall Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, store manager Chris Boggs and Lowe’s Canada officials Bill Goguen and Gregor Stuart took part in the event.

The new home improvement store is a boon for economic development, building it by $16 million and creating 120-140 jobs, in addition to 30-40 seasonal positions.

The celebrations included a $10,000 cheque presentation to Habitat for Humanity to help build houses for low-income families in SD&G.

The store at 950 Brookdale Avenue is having grand opening events through Sunday (May 8) with a number of draws for prizes.

A celebrity will also be making an appearance as HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler will be doing an interactive autograph session on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This is Lowe’s 43rd store in Canada.