Much Loved, Massive, Retailer Opening A New Location In Maine
Despite the hit that brick and mortar stores took during the pandemic, we are lucky to have so many great retailers here in the United States. Best Buy sells appliances and electronics (computers, TVs, smart speakers, drones, and more), Kohls sells clothing and home goods, and the king of them all, Walmart, sells a little of everything.
Then, there's Harbor Freight! Most people know that, if you're looking for anything for your home or construction site, you want to go to Harbor Freight!
Yes, the store sells tools. They've got everything from wrenches to power drills. But, the store sells so much more! They have complete home security systems, safes, shop vacs, electrical supplies (from basic power strips to the stuff that only a licensed electrician can install), lawn mowers, generators, even toys!
It looks like the company is now going to be opening a new location in Maine!
According to Maine Biz, the massive retail chain plans to open a new location in Ellsworth. According to the article, the new store will be located at 224 High Street in Ellsworth. At 16,000 square feet, it will be smaller than many of the chain's other locations. But, with the smaller size of the store, the hope is that the trades people who frequent the chain's stores will be able to get in, get what they need, and get back to work sites quicker.
The article also explains that they chose Ellsworth as the location for the new store because of where it is in relation to the chain's other locations. At this point, people in Ellsworth either have to drive to the chain's store in Bangor or the store in Rockland. Those are 25 miles away and 44 miles away, respectively.
The chain also says the new store will employ somewhere around 30 people.
No opening date has been set, but they do plan to open the new location in the spring.
The chain currently has locations in Augusta, Bangor, Waterville, Rockland, Auburn, Bangor , Presque Isle, and South Portland.
The chain opened its first store 45 years ago in California. Learn more now through the Harbor Freight website.