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Fort Knox PX Brings Updated Shopping Experience with Upgrades

Fort Knox Soldiers, retirees and families may notice an extra shine at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service main PX and mall thanks to recent renovations.

The Fort Knox Exchange now has new flooring throughout the store, mall area and food court, energy-efficient lighting, new fixtures and an updated dining area in the food court with a more open seating area and relocated drink stations.

The Fort Knox PX recently celebrated an image update with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. From left: Fort Knox Fire Department Lead Inspector Andre Comwell, PX Services Business Manager Brenda Bynum, Store Manager Kathy Allard, Garrison Commander Col. CJ King and Command Sgt. Maj. William Fogle.

The main PX features an improved grid layout for more efficient shopping and easier-to-find departments. The store also has 3,000 more square feet of shopping space that was previously part of the stockroom area. A Starbucks was added to the shopping center last year at the beginning of the project, which is the first update to the shopping center since 2014.

“These renovations bring a more modern shopping experience to our community,” said Fort Knox Exchange Main Store Manager Kathy Allard. “And that means the Exchange can better serve our Soldiers, retirees and families.”

Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. C.J. King, Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. William Fogle, Fort Knox Fire Department Lead Fire Inspector Andre Cornwell joined Allard in cutting the ribbon on the renovated PX on Feb. 26.

King praised the Exchange’s ability to keep the store open during renovations and continue the project throughout the pandemic and the holiday season. He also recognized associates’ hard work.

“These folks were on the frontline before we even knew there was a frontline with COVID. They came to work every day and kept the community running,” King said. “We cannot thank the Exchange enough.”

The upgrade totaled $5.4 million, most of which was funded by the Exchange, which reinvests 100% of its earnings in the military community through support for on-post Quality-of-Life programs as well as capital improvements. In 2019, shopping the Fort Knox Exchange generated more than $918,000 for Quality-of-Life programs at the post. The U.S. Army contributed $20,000 to the project for asbestos abatement.

 

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