Redstone Arsenal Exchange Unveils $5.4 Million in Improvements

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed a modern era of shopping for military families at Redstone Arsenal when the ribbon was cut Oct. 17 on a renovated Exchange, its first remodel in 14 years.

The remodeled 65,000-square-foot Exchange features an updated brick façade and food court, with a brand-new Subway, at the front of the building. Other features include updated signage, new finishes and polished concrete floors.

“This face-lift is proof of the Exchange’s commitment to the Redstone community,” said Exchange General Manager Roberto Montalvo. “But, this Exchange is more than just a pretty face. Everything inside has been designed with convenience in mind.”

The Exchange’s makeover includes updated shopping sections for Michael Kors, Ellen Tracy, The North Face and Under Armour. The electronics section has been amped up with name brands like Bose, Samsung and Sony. The cosmetics department has been expanded, too, and shines with a beauty bar and nail bar with top-of-the-line brands like Smashbox, Too Faced and Essie.

 Garrison Commander Col. William Marks heralded the new look, saying the store was just one more reason to be proud of Redstone.

“This newly renovated facility can compete with any other retailer in our area as it has updated the brand names, the store look, and the overall atmosphere for the customer,” Marks said.

Shoppers like what they see.  

“The aesthetics are very remarkable,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark, who said she first shopped at the Redstone Exchange in 1983. “This renovation is significant. The store looks bigger and more organized, and I really like the variety of designer brands.”

 

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service goes where Soldiers, Airmen and their families go to improve the quality of their lives through goods and services provided. Exchange earnings provide dividends to support military morale, welfare and recreation programs. The Exchange is part of the Department of Defense and is directed by a Board of Directors, responsible to the Secretaries of the Army and Air Force through the Chiefs of Staff.  To find out more about the Exchange history and mission or to view recent press releases please visit our Web site at http://www.shopmyexchange.com.

 

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For more information or to schedule an interview with an Exchange representative please contact Julie Mitchell, 214-312-3327 or mitchelljul@aafes.com.