Tractor Supply Company will open a Carson City store near the freeway bypass with at least a dozen employees in October, a spokesman said Thursday.
Work is under way at the location on East William Street, west of the Gold Dust West Casino, and a strip shopping mall about a block from the freeway’s interchange with William Street, which also is known as U.S. Highway 50 on Carson City’s east side. The site is in the 2000-2100 block on the thoroughfare’s south side.
Rob Hoskins, spokesman for the Tennessee-based farm-and-ranch chain store company, said the intent is tentatively to open Oct. 26. He said the store will have 12-17 full- and part-time team members.
Hoskins said TSC is always looking for new store locations that are a good fit as target markets, places where people in such areas seek the products it provides.
”Concerning the location in Carson City,” he said, “this is especially true in that the area was attractive due to the part-time and hobby farmers, and horse owners in the area.”
Hoskins said TSC provides lawn and garden needs, as well as animal-care and related products, to serve smaller urban and adjacent rural areas.
“The location in Carson City will have 19,097 square feet,” said Hoskins, who handles media relations for the publicly traded corporation headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., a Nashville suburb.
The company operates at least 1,176 stores in 45 states under the names Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply. It was founded by Chicagoan Charles Schmidt in 1938 as a mail-order business. A year later, it was a retail store in Minot, N.D.