For local residents ready to embrace the country side of Connecticut living, Tractor Supply will soon be offering agriculture equipment, livestock feed, welding equipment and more to Vernon and beyond.
"Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers," said Tractor Supply Company Media Relations employee Michael Graham. "The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses."
A quick look at the Tractor Supply Web site shows the wide range of products that will be available:
- Gardening supplies (cutters, pruning tools, watering cans)
- Live animal traps
- Trailers and towing equipment
- Riding mowers
- Welding torch kits
Vernon Economic Development Coordinator Shaun Gately said that Tractor Supply is not only filling a rural "niche" for Vernon and surrounding towns, but is also bringing economic energy to the town.
"It's an emerging area," Gately said of that portion of Route 83. "It's going to help extend our retail corridor a little bit further up Route 83."
The area saw development last year when Cardio Express moved into . An adjacent vacant lot to Tractor Supply is also a prime location for a new business, Gately added.
Tractor Supply Co. is also expected to . The company has been operating in Connecticut since 2004.
The store, which will be located at 404 Talcottville Road, is scheduled to open in early November.
For more information on the store, visit the Tractor Supply Co. website.