The City of Guthrie was pleased to announce on Tuesday a national retailer will soon be building a brand new store at the popular I-35 and Highway 33 corridor.
Tractor Supply Co. will soon be moving dirt at 722 Heather Road, which is north of the Sleep Inn hotel, for a 15,000 square feet of outdoor display, along with 19,000 square feet of traditional indoor retail space.
“The City is excited to welcome Tractor Supply to Guthrie,” Guthrie City Manager Bruce Johnson said. “The new store will provide another option for Guthrie residents to shop local which will in turn benefit city services from sales tax collected.”
Construction will begin in Spring 2016 with an expected opening coming in late summer.
Tractor Supply lists five major product categories. The livestock and pet products category accounted for 44 percent of the company’s sales in 2014. In 2004, when the company reported revenues of more than $1.7 billion, Fortune magazine named Tractor Supply to its list of the 100 fastest growing businesses. As of December 26, 2015, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,488 stores in 49 states and operated an online store.
The company celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013.
Mitchell Brothers Construction paid permit fees on behalf of GOK, LLC, which will maintain ownership of the property, while securing a lease from the Tractor Supply Co. brand.
Community and Economic Development Director, Cody Mosley, noted that the area is seeing a lot of attention.
“The new Love’s, along with Tractor Supply, show that this area is a great spot for retail growth along I-35,”
Mosley added Lucky Mini Storage received a special use permit from the City earlier in 2016 to construct new storage units along with plans for future development on the north side of College with visibility from I-35.