New Coast Guard exchange to serve military members in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Coast Guard Exchange System is scheduled to open a new retail exchange in the Greenbrier retail corridor in Chesapeake Friday with a grand opening ceremony to begin at 10 a.m.

The 43,000-square-foot store is located at 1589 Crossways Blvd. in the location previously occupied by Circuit City.

The grand opening weekend promotions are expected to draw patrons from all over Hampton Roads. Many special events are on the calendar, such as a weekend-long appearance by the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale Team and the M&M-sponsored NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car driven by Kyle Busch.

The exchange offers a wide variety of items in all price ranges at savings of 20-45% off mall prices. Popular categories offering savings to customers will include cosmetics, electronics, apparel, appliances, and sporting goods. Brands such as Sony, Bose, Sharp, Michael Kors, Tag Heuer, Oakley, Under Armour, Quicksilver, Polo, Nautica, and Kenmore will be available to customers.

The retail stores and many services offered by Coast Guard Exchange System are an added benefit for authorized military customers of all branches as well as Department of Homeland Security employees. With this new exchange, CGES is trying to bring this benefit to the neighborhood where a large majority of Coast Guard patrons live.

About CGES:
The Mission of the Coast Guard Exchange System is to provide quality merchandise and services of necessity and convenience to our Coast Guard men and women as well as other authorized patrons at competitive prices. The Coast Guard Exchange System is one of many support organizations within the Community Services Command of the United States Coast Guard. CGES operates 68 exchanges throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Income generated by the resale operation is used to provide the Coast Guard with supplemental funding to the Morale, Wellfare, and Recreation fund.

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