In July of 2005, Belk, Incorporated purchased 47 department stores, including McRae's at Bonita Lakes Mall in Meridian. The transition is now final. Belk celebrated its grand opening Wednesday.
"They can expect to see an upgrade in merchandise. We've got some vendors that we have not carried before that are more updated," said store manager Dennis Hall. "I think that they are going to have fun and they are going to like what they see with Belk."
Like McRae's, Belk is a family-owned business which touts customer service.
Shoppers will notice visual changes, inside and outside the store.