SCOTTSDALE, AZ (July 24, 2014) – An expert in developing commercial real estate in small and midsized communities across the country, SimonCRE announces a new project in Blytheville, AR. Construction will begin immediately on a Tractor Supply Company retail store located on East Main Street, adjacent to the Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse. When fully constructed, the new build to suit will consist of more than 19,000 square feet, with an additional outdoor display area of 15,000 square feet plus ample parking in front of the store. Construction will be completed by the end of the year with a soft store opening tentatively planned for January 10, 2015.
“The site location is optimal because it is currently undeveloped land, giving us the ability to design this store specifically for the Blytheville community,” says SimonCRE President Joshua Simon. “Mayor Sanders has been exceptional to work with because of his unwavering support for the project. His leadership combined with the economic strengths of the area, were key in selecting Blytheville for this development. We look forward to delivering a project that will fulfill the needs of the community for years to come.”
Once opened, the Tractor Supply store is expected to employ between 12 and 17 full- and part-time team members. As the largest rural lifestyle retail store in the United States, Tractor Supply offers customers everything necessary to maintain their farm, ranch, home and animals. The retail chain currently has more than 1,300 stores in 48 states.
“We have been able to assist numerous communities across the country by adding needed retail space,“ adds Simon on the Blytheville project. “When residents have to travel, sometimes significant distances, to purchase necessities for their homes and farms, we’re glad that we can assist in offering a solution. The Tractor Supply Company in Blytheville is one of those solutions that we know will help individuals as well as the surrounding community with employment opportunities.”