There’s a new kid on the block at Kent Plaza. Tractor Supply Co. is planning to open a new store in the building previously occupied for 26 years by Roses Discount Store.
TSC, A Tennessee based company, is the nation’s leading retailer in the “rural lifestyle” market.
Although you can’t buy tractors, its website states that customers can find “clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more” at their stores.
Founded in 1939, TSC started as a mail order tractor parts business. A year later it became a retail store in Minot, North Dakota, and now boasts 1,300 stores in 48 states.
TSC trades on NASDAQ at a healthy $88.71 (today).
The Chestertown location will be in addition to TSC stores in Easton, Pocomoke City, Salisbury, Elkton, and in Middletown and Seaford Delaware on the Eastern Shore.
Representatives of the company are currently in discussions with the Chestertown Zoning Board.