Busy Beaver to open new store in former movie theater

Busy Beaver store movie theater
Formerly a movie theater, Busy Beaver's new 55,000 square-foot store will open in May 2021.

Pittsburgh-based Busy Beaver home improvement retailer plans to open its 25th store in Delmont, Pennsylvania, in May 2021. The new store will occupy a former AMC Theatre site, the company announced.

At 55,000 square feet, it will be one of Busy Beaver’s largest stores among its locations across western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and northern West Virginia. In addition to hardware, the store will feature a lumberyard, pet and farm departments, and a designated contractor service center. It will also feature an expanded outdoor garden center and seasonal department.

Busy Beaver expects to hire approximately 40 to 50 full-time and part-time employees to staff the location.

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“This is an ideal site for our new location, and we can’t wait to be a part of the Delmont community,” said Joe Kallen, chief executive officer, Busy Beaver. “We’re excited to hire enthusiastic employees who will provide the legendary customer service that Busy Beaver has become known for across the region. As with all our stores, we will want our Delmont customers to know they can count on finding what they need, and receiving friendly, expert help every time they visit.”

Busy Beaver was founded in 1962 with three lumberyards located in Clairton, Verona and Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Currently, Busy Beaver operates 24 stores in three states, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia; and employs more than 550 people.

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