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Tractor Supply targets mid-Sept. store opening

 

SARAH LOWERY

Staff Writer

 

Tractor Supply Company is nearing completion of construction on its new store in the former Wal-Mart building in Lincolnton, with a tentative opening date set for mid-September.

As the Times-News previously reported, the company had submitted a site plan and received a zoning permit to operate the store in the former garden center portion of the facility, located on North Generals Boulevard. Construction on the planned 26,000 square feet of retail space got under way at the end of June, according to a company press release.

Rob Hoskins, who handles media relations for the company, told the Times-News on Friday that the most recent report from Tractor Supply’s real estate department indicates that construction is on schedule. The contractor for the project is Pennsylvania-based Marco Contractors.

An estimated 12 to 17 full- and part-time employees will be hired, the release also noted.

Additionally, the store, which is the company’s 53rd location in North Carolina, will include sales-floor and support-service space, as well as a fenced exterior space to be used for storage and displaying items such as fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment.

“Tractor Supply looks forward to being a member of the Lincolnton community,” District Manager Martin Kiser said in the release. “Lincolnton is a great fit due to the part-time and hobby farmers, and horse owners in the area.”

Tractor Supply Company is the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States and has been operating in North Carolina since 1994.

 

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