GREAT BARRINGTON — A national chain that sells everything from horseshoes to chicken feed to beekeeping supplies is coming to Barrington Plaza on Stockbridge Road early next year.

Tractor Supply Co. will open next door to the new Marshall’s, likely in mid- to late February, depending on town permitting and construction timelines, according to Jeff Stiles, current manager of the Pittsfield store, who will also manage the Great Barrington store.

The company’s website calls Tractor Supply Co. a “rural lifestyle supply store” that sells “everything except tractors.” The store specializes in farm products, but also sells household items, garden tools, chainsaws, apparel and tractor parts, which it had begun doing in 1938 as a mail-order business.

At a Thursday site plan review, the town Planning Board unanimously gave the store a positive recommendation to the [...]

Great Barrington — A tenant for what remains of the old Kmart in Barrington Plaza has been found.

At its meeting last night, the planning board gave the go-ahead for Tractor Supply to open a new 28,000-square-foot store in the plaza. The board unanimously recommended that the company be allowed to modify the terms of a special permit under which the property was already operating.

The opening of the new Tractor Supply store will no doubt come as a relief to the plaza’s new landlord, Paragon Realty Group, and customers of Kmart, which closed in December 2016 after troubled parent company Sears Holdings announced that it was shuttering 64 Kmart stores including the Great Barrington store, throwing between 50 and 99 employees out of work locally.

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Last year a Marshalls opened in part of the space. Marshalls [...]

New England Retail Properties, Inc. (NERP) announces the opening of Joey Garlic’s Pizza Restaurant at 31 Redstone Road (Buckland Hills) in Manchester, Connecticut. Matt Halprin, Senior Vice President of New England Retail Properties, Inc., exclusively represented the owners, Y-Cee Manchester, LLC in leasing the property. Joey Garlic’s is a well established local restaurant group specializing in gourmet pizza and oversized Italian style dinners and grinders.

Jacqueline Lakritz has joined New England Retail Properties, Inc. in June, 2018 and is responsible for tasks related to retail brokerage and development. Her focus is in assisting national retailers on their market penetration and expansion strategy throughout the northeast. Jacqueline is a licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Jacqueline has an inherent understanding and interest in retail real estate, as her family owns and manages a portfolio of commercial real estate in Massachusetts. Prior to working in real estate she held sales and marketing positions in the corporate offices of major retailers in New York City and Los Angeles. She holds a BA in Business, Pre-Law and Public Relations from the University of Arizona. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”). She can be contacted [...]

New England Retail Properties, Inc. (NERP) announces the acquisition of 4.02 acres of commercial land at the corner of Beaumont Road and Route 5, North Colony Road in Wallingford, Connecticut for the purpose of developing a small shopping center to be anchored by Tractor Supply Company (TSC) of Brentwood, TN. The site, which is adjacent to the Walmart Superstore, will be home to the newest Tractor Supply prototype, known as the “1 Tractor” prototype which includes all of the latest retail innovations TSC has incorporated into their stores. Some of the newest features include a pet wash complete with shampoo, conditioner and dryers permitting customers to come in and wash/dry their pets; in-store internet; order at home and have it ready at the store for pickup; and home delivery for certain larger items.

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