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PINEVILLE, N.C. -- The Belk store at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville now has a new look.

Thousands of people lined up for Wednesday grand reopening.

The new store sits inside 162,000 square feet and now includes a Coach shoe and handbag area. There are also two new cosmetics lines and several new fashion and home collections.

We have a lot more in terms of cosmetics and new merchandise lines. We have new lighting, we have new floors...It s been completely redone and rebranded as part of our modern, southern style, said Jessica Graham, Belk s VP of Communications.

Store officials say the renovations cost $6 million, and they hired 20 additional employees to accommodate the new departments.

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