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November 1, 2013

Lenny's Shoe and Apparel nears completion

PLATTSBURGH — Work is winding up on the new Lenny’s Shoe and Apparel store in the Town of Plattsburgh.

Todd and Mark McCarthy hope to have the store open by Nov. 15.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on the 15,000-square-foot building, which is located just west of Garvey Hyundai on Tom Miller Road.

“It will be nice to be open for the holiday season,” Todd said.

25 WORKERS

He said they will start with about 25 employees; the store managers have been hired and have been training at Lenny’s locations in Vermont for the past six weeks.

The eastern part of the store will house men’s clothing, while the women’s and children’s merchandise will be at the western end.

The L-shaped building has three cupolas atop the shingled roof. The main entrance is at the inside corner of the building.

The store was designed by Joseph Architects of Waterbury, Vt., with an Adirondack theme, as evidenced by the antler light fixtures hanging from the exposed wood ceiling. The exterior features stonework on the lower part of the walls and brown shakes above.

Local contractors were used during construction, including Luck Brothers, E.T. Harris, Curtis Lumber, Ace Electric and Maliniak Masonry Buzz.

“It seems like everybody who has been involved understood what our vision was and has even added to it,” Mark said.

BIGGEST LENNY’S

Plattsburgh will be the retailer’s largest store. It provided a chance to use some of the best practices from other locations, such as running the storage space along the north and west ends of the building so merchandise can be kept near the area of the store where it will be displayed.

Lenny’s caters to a casual lifestyle, Todd said. They plan to carry the same brands as the Vermont locations but will be receptive to customer feedback on other selections.

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