West Marine in Key West plans September grand opening

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West Marine will hold a grand opening celebration in September for its new store in Key West, Fla., which at 12,000 square feet will be its largest location in the area.

Located at 951 Caroline St. (at Grinnell and Caroline streets) in Old Town Key West, the grand-opening celebration will take place Sept. 20-22 with special events, giveaways and deals from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 and 21 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 22.

In keeping with the needs of local boaters and anglers, the store contains a large selection of boating, fishing and watersports gear. A diverse selection of marine electronics will be on display to touch and test, with expanded assortments in every category throughout the store. An engine parts counter will be staffed by specialists, and West Marine said the store will have a huge assortment of watersports gear, including stand-up paddleboards, plus footwear and casual and technical apparel.

“The Florida Keys is a beautiful place for boating, fishing and sailing,” store manager Kevin Robertson said in a statement. “Our experienced crew is eager to offer our customers all of the necessary gear to enjoy everything from an active day to just relaxing on a sandbar.”

There will be 15 associates at the store. Among them they have more than 300 years of combined experience on the water, the company said.

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