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Citi Trends buys new distribution facility for supporting stores

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Oct '05
Savannah, Georgia based Citi Trends Inc announced that the Company has acquired a 286,500 square foot distribution center in Darlington, SC. The new distribution center complements the Company's two existing facilities in the Savannah area that total approximately 240,000 square feet.

Situated on over 90 acres, the distribution center is expected to support an additional 250 to 300 stores. While the Company did not disclose the purchase price of the property, the cost of the property, including the costs of improvements and equipment, will total $3 million to $4 million.

The Company expects to begin receiving its first shipments in the new facility in December 2005 and will slowly build activity over the following several months to insure a smooth start-up. Start-up costs are anticipated during the first few months of operation, but are not projected to be material

Citi Trends Inc is a value-priced retailer of urban fashion apparel and accessories for the entire family. The Company currently operates 224 stores (including the 7 stores currently closed due to the hurricanes) located in 12 states in the South, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region.

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