A new business opened up shop today here in Dothan.
Burlington Coat Factory in the Wiregrass Commons Mall held its grand opening celebration Friday.
The 95,000 square foot store is the seventh Burlington Coat Factory to open in Alabama.
Employees say it's been a long time coming but they're happy to be here in the wiregrass.
“Well, we've been working hard for a couple of months. We've brought in a lot of extra help, we had to start from scratch, re-did the building, brought in the merchandise and it's been a constant working effort to get it ready for today,” said store manager Judy Gillis.
The new department store employs 70 people.