110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Al Everson
posted Jan 28, 2014 - 7:44:42am
A retail chain that offers a wide variety of merchandise for those who work and play outdoors is preparing to build a store on the east side of Deltona.
Tractor Supply Co. plans to construct the new store on 5 acres at the intersection of State Road 415 and Sandlor Drive.
"We're trying to open the store late this fall," said Rodney Honeycutt, a Titusville businessman representing Tractor Supply Co.
Pleased with the prospect of adding to Deltona's commercial base, the Deltona City Commission voted unanimously Jan. 21 to rezone the property from Rural Residential to Commercial (C-1). The commission's approval was preliminary, and final action on the zoning change is set for Feb. 3.
The Deltona store will be about 18,800 square feet, according to Frank Alexander, president of Primax Properties, the developer. Alexander and Honeycutt said the Deltona store will be similar to a Tractor Supply outlet recently opened in Mims.
"They don't sell tractors, but they sell almost everything that goes with tractors," Alexander said. "It's a store for those who may not farm but like to work on their homes and gardens."
Tractor Supply Co. stocks tools, animal feed, Western-style clothing, hunting-related goods, toys, and home decor, among other merchandise.
As for employment opportunities, Alexander said "the usual range is 12 to 20" jobs at a Tractor Supply store.
Before the City Commission acted on the proposal, Deltona’s Planning and Zoning Board and city planners asked the developer to provide buffers between the store and nearby homes. In addition, they required that the store’s directional lighting be directed away from the homes.
Tractor Supply Co.'s headquarters are in Brentwood, Tenn.
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