Tractor Supply to open first LI locations

Tractor Supply Co., a national retailer of products for homes, farms and animal owners, is coming to Long Island.

The popular Brentwood, Tenn.-based chain is building its first Long Island store on 3.97 acres on Route 112 and Commercial Boulevard in Medford. Construction is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2018 and the 19,000-square-foot store is slated to open by the end of the summer.

Tractor Supply also plans to open a second Long Island store in Calverton, for which the developer is currently seeking approvals from the Town of Riverhead.

The Medford site was purchased for $1.6 million. Wethersfield, Conn.-based New England Retail Properties is developing the property for Tractor Supply. The developer/broker has a 3,600-square-foot retail space next to the Tractor Supply store it is currently marketing for lease.

The new Tractor Supply store in Medford will have between 12 and 15 employees.

“Tractor Supply thoughtfully chooses each new location,” said a company spokeswoman via email. “The Medford location is perfect for Tractor Supply because of the area’s commitment to living life out here.”

Founded in 1938 as a mail order catalog business offering tractor parts to farmers, Tractor Supply is now a publicly traded company that owns and operates more than 1,600 stores in 49 states, according to its website. Its stores offer clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, hunting equipment, gun safes and accessories, ATVs, riding mowers and more.

Tractor Supply reports annual revenues of about $6.8 billion.

Mark D’Addabbo and Matthew Darling of New England Retail Properties are handling the development and leasing of the Medford site. Leo Farrell of Coldwell Banker Commercial Island Corporate Services represented seller Branchbrook Corp. in the property sale.

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