Lowe’s is now open for business in San Luis Obispo County.
The home improvement store had its grand opening Oct. 23 near Highway 46 in northeastern Paso Robles.
The 169,112-square-foot Lowe’s is a strong anchor for the 287,900-square-foot Golden Hills Plaza, a $70 million shopping center that is also slated to include a Bed, Bath & Beyond, Subway, UPS Store, El Pollo Loco and a Me-N-Ed’s Pizzeria.
“Paso Robles is going to be a great fit for Lowe’s,” said Bill Hagelis of Ventura’s The Hagelis Group, which negotiated the space for the retail giant. “Lowe’s is very careful with their site selection. They’re conservative when it comes to expansion, and that’s why they’re still in the market now, while other retailers are having to stop their expansion plans and close stores. Lowe’s has a steady, long-term approach to sustainable growth — and it works.”