West Marine expands Key Largo location

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — West Marine will celebrate the grand opening of its newly expanded and remodeled Key Largo, Fla., location on Dec. 6-7, the company announced.

The newly refurbished store was expanded from 11,000 to 18,000 square feet, allowing for increases in product selection in the areas of electronics, fishing, maintenance and engine systems.

Store Manager Ivan Martinez, with 30 years of boating experience and 14 years as a SCUBA Diving instructor, managed West Marine stores in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Puerto Rico before coming to the Keys.

"At the newly expanded Key Largo location, our customers will benefit from the diverse experience of our associates, which includes four U.S.C.G. Captains, two fishing guides, and three SCUBA instructors and sailors," said Martinez.

Festivities begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Opening day events include seminars from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on topics such as offshore fishing and engine maintenance, and the American Red Cross will be present from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a blood drive.

The retailer will also be offering special discounts and prize giveaways, including $100 West Marine gift cards, GPS units and more.

The Key Largo West Marine is located at 103400 Overseas Highway #124 in Key Largo, Fla.

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