Tractor Supply Company Coming to Lamar

Site for Future Tractor Supply Company in Lamar

Site for Future Tractor Supply Company in Lamar

Tractor Supply Company has drawn their building permit with the City of Lamar, to take over the former ALCO store at the corner of Savage Avenue and South Main Street.  The company website states it’s currently advertising for a retail store manager.  Lance Benninghoff, Executive Director of Prowers County Development Incorporated and Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, confirmed the company is coming to Lamar, but do not have any specific timetable at this point for their opening.  There had been some speculation, as much as a year ago, that the parent company was considering Lamar as one of their sites in Colorado.

Tractor Supply Stores are traditionally based in rural communities in 48 states in the U.S.  The merchandise is ag-oriented with offerings for farms and ranches, livestock and pets.  The stores also carry tools and equipment such as tractor/trailer parts and accessories, gardening supplies and some construction materials.

Alco announced this past October that it was closing the store in January, although their doors stayed open for several more months before officially closing after all remaining merchandise had been discounted and sold.

Information regarding Tractor Supply Company’s job search is available on their website at: http://tractorsupply.jobs/Colorado/store-manager.

(Editor’s Note:  The listing and selling broker for the Alco property is Filbeck Realty of Lamar.  Don Filbeck said the project has been under discussion since last November and negotiations for the sale of the property took place this past February.  Filbeck added that he is not aware of the exact timetable for the store to open, but one Tractor Supply site has been completed in Pagosa and another is being finished in Alamosa.  Once that is done, Filbeck believes the Lamar site will be next on the list.  Some remodeling is expected to the front of the store to keep it more in line with what Tractor Supply has used in other stores.  Filbeck added that local subcontractors will be contacted for bids for other infrastructure work.)

 

By Russ Baldwin

Brought to you by: Colorado East Bank & Trust

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