A nationwide low cost device retailer is renovating an empty area within the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth and plans to open for enterprise this spring.
Harbor Freight Instruments is renovating a part of the mall that has been empty since Marden’s relocated in 2010 to a web site on Route 3 close to the Trenton city line. TJ Maxx has occupied half of the previous Marden’s area because it opened in Ellsworth in 2011.
A constructing allow issued by town’s code enforcement workplace signifies that Harbor Freight expects to spend $865,000 to renovate the 15,800-square-foot area on the southern finish of the mall, closest to McDonald’s. The corporate says on its web site that it plans to open the Ellsworth retailer this April.
The shop can be Harbor Freight’s eighth location in Maine. The retailer has different shops in Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Presque Isle, Rockland, South Portland and Waterville.
Harbor Freight would be the twelfth tenant on the mall, which has had a number of vacant areas lately as on-line purchasing has disrupted the retail trade and extra nationwide or regional retail chains have expanded to Ellsworth. Regardless of challenges to the retail trade, which lengthy has been the premise of Ellsworth’s economic system, for years town has been one of many fastest-growing municipalities in all of Maine.
T.J. Maxx, a Hannaford grocery store, MXA Health and Label Shopper are among the different companies contained in the mall. Eden Laundry, Nana’s Attic, Disconnected tattoo parlor, Structure Corridor, Three Pennies and a Dime, the Hancock County Republican Occasion workplaces and the Ellsworth Water Division are additionally tenants.
Harbor Freight started operations as a mail-order device enterprise in California in 1977 and opened its first brick-and-mortar walk-in location in 1980 with a retailer in Lexington, Kentucky, in response to the corporate’s web site. Since then it has expanded nationwide and has greater than 1,400 shops whole in all states however Alaska and Hawaii.