Robins Base Exchange to get new name, 12-phase redesign

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
Renovations inside the Robins Exchange are projected to begin this month, with a tentative grand opening in mid-November.

The original start date was scheduled for early January, but was pushed back due to floor plan changes, according to Anthony Ventura, Robins AAFES general manager.

Shoppers may have already noticed a name change as part of a rebranding campaign across the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

The new name is the "Exchange," with a large 'X' displayed above it.

There will be 12 phases in the redesign, which will divide the store into 'lifestyle' centers, including fitness, home, active lifestyle and fashion centers.

Also, look forward to new low-maintenance, polished, concrete flooring.

There will be information boards at the main store's front entrance so customers can see what phase the redesign is in, and where merchandise is located. Toys will be relocated to the furniture store during the renovation to allow space for transition during each phase.

During the last phase, furniture will be relocated into the main store, which will provide improved customer service and shopping hours.

Another big change will be offerings in the food court. Dunkin' Donuts will be a new addition, as will Subway and Popeyes. Taco John's, Charley's Grilled Subs and Anthony's Pizza will remain in their current spots.

All store fronts will also receive new facelifts.