Marvin's plans store at former Walmart site

Leeds, Ala.-based Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers is building a store in Eufaula, Ala. -- the 27th store for the home center chain, and the second new store in 2011.

The company opened its 26th store in Monroeville, Ala., earlier this year.

Construction will begin soon at the site on highway 431 in Eufaula, where the company hopes to open a 34,000-sq.-ft. store in early October, or sooner. The site is a former Walmart.

The store will offer a complete line of building materials, electrical, plumbing, paint, millwork, hardware, tools, and lawn and garden products.

“We’ve been working toward the goal of opening a store to serve Eufaula and Barbour County for several years," said Darrin Gilliam, CEO. "The city has been very helpful throughout the process. All the pieces finally came together to make it happen. Our research indicates we will capture a great deal of sales that are currently being served outside of Barbour County."

Marvin's, which operates mostly in Alabama but also in Mississippi and Georgia, was recognized by Home Channel News as Retailer of the Year in 2010.