Office Max coming to Juneau

By September 1, 2011Business

The national chain OfficeMax is coming to Juneau. The office supply company says it will serve all of Southeast Alaska.

OfficeMax plans to open a retail store in Nugget Mall early next year. It owns two stores in Anchorage and one in Fairbanks.

OfficeMax already has business contract customers throughout Southeast Alaska, according to company spokeswoman Nicole Miller.

“We see this as a natural desire to expand our products and services to this area of the state,” Miller says. “We do have some customers from the region that do go up and get service out of our Anchorage stores, so we look forward to expanding our services to this region and this new store is going to help us do just that.”

The Juneau store will employ about 25 associates and sell office supplies, office furniture, technology products, and have an in-store printing service.

The 17,000 square foot OfficeMax will be located at the south end of Nugget Mall, next to the new 11,000 square foot PETCO. Both will have separate outside entrances, with no interior mall access.

CBJ Community Development Plan Reviewer John Young says OfficeMax received its CBJ building permit Wednesday for commercial renovation and tenant improvements. PETCO has already started renovating its Nugget Mall space.

OfficeMax has about 1,000 retail stores across the U.S. and operates stores in Mexico on a joint-venture.

It also has a catalog business and contract services in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zeeland.

OfficeMax is a publically traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.

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