New Denham Springs Sam’s Club to open on Thursday

New Denham Springs Sam’s Club to open on Thursday

POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 5:04am

The Denham Springs Sam’s Club will open Thursday, June 21 at 8 a.m. in the heart of Livingston Parish, located at 201 Bass Pro Blvd. Bringing a new dimension to local shopping, Sam’s Club will draw members from St. Helena Parish, western Tangipahoa Parish and the eastern part of Baton Rouge, and bolsters economic development in Denham Springs.

The Denham Springs Sam’s Club measures just over 136,000 square feet, making it the largest club in Louisiana. It will offer members everything needed for summer, such as fresh produce, quality meats, and home meal solutions along with coolers and hybrid grills. A fuel station with diesel available for Sam’s Club members, plus wellness services including a pharmacy, hearing aid center and optical department, will provide convenient options for a range of needs.

“There has been an exciting buzz in the air for quite some time about the June 21 opening, not only in the community, but within our own Sam’s Club family,” said Jeff Simon, the club manager. “The new Sam’s Club creates jobs in Livingston Parish and fresh shopping opportunities for area residents. I live here in Livingston Parish and I’m proud to be a part of this new beginning in our community.”

“I cannot say enough about what this Sam’s Club means for our local economy,” added Parish President Layton Ricks. “It will provide hundreds of area jobs and offer services and fuel at an excellent price.”

Denham Springs resident Jennifer Carlin is one of approximately 200 new associates employed at the Denham Springs Sam’s Club. She started at Sam’s Club as a cashier in 1985, and, now the personnel training coordinator for the Denham Springs club, she identified her leadership role as an opportunity to continue growing within the company.

“With Sam's Club opening locally, members will have the convenience of shopping close to home, as well as the selection of merchandise and specialty areas the new club offers,” she said. “Economic development is an important aspect of this community, and we’re proud to make a long-term commitment to it.”

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