By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The hardware giant Lowe's recently submitted a preliminary plan for a home improvement center in Berkeley County on W.Va. 45, but a company official would not say whether it will be built any time soon.
"We do not announce anything until we actually have leased or purchased a property," said Clarissa Felts of Lowe's Investor Relations Department. She said the "sketch plat" sent to the Berkeley County Planning Commission is submitted by the company when it's looking at a particular property.
She said the company has not closed a deal on any property in the Martinsburg area.
In this case, the site is along W.Va. 45 near the New York Avenue intersection outside the Martinsburg city limits. Lowe's already has a store located at 1130 Winchester Ave.