Home Depot opens this month

June 26 will be the first day of business for Home Depot's new store in Covington.

June 26 will be the first day of business for Home Depot’s new store in Covington.

In an announcement today, officials of the home-improvement retailer said the store will host a dedication ceremony June 25, with local elected officials and business leaders participating. Home Depot will also formally present a $2,000 donation to a non-profit organization.

When the store opens to the public the next day at 6 a.m., it will include kitchen and bath showrooms, an expanded lighting department only found in the company’s newer stores, a home decor section, services for installation and professional contractors, tool rentals and an outdoor garden center.

The 100-employee store is part of Covington Esplanade, a new commercial center. The development’s other major tenants include a Red Robin restaurant, which is scheduled to open June 16.

Home Depot has a combined 2,260 retail stores and 300,000 employees in every state of the U.S. plus Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, China, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.