Harbor Freight Coming to Springfield
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Is Springfield getting a Harbor Freight? It’s looking that way, according to Interim Community Development Director and City Engineer for the City Of Springfield David Brewer. Brewer says Harbor Fright Tools has their eye on the former Save-A-Lot space on the corner of Mooreland Rd and Memorial Blvd.
“For the past three years, the City of Springfield has been under contract with Retail Strategies, a national consulting firm out of Birmingham, Alabama which partners with cities and counties to grow retail development. The work has been jointly funded by the Robertson County Economic Development Board, the investors of the Realizing Robertson’s Future campaign and the City of Springfield.
“Retail Strategies connects landowners, developers and economic development agencies with national retailers and restaurants looking to expand their market. They also actively promote the cities and communities they represent at retail conferences like the International Council of Shopping Centers events in Nashville, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
“Retail Strategies worked closely with Jim Moore on this particular location since Harbor Freight first expressed interest in the Springfield market. Harbor Freight is a leading discount tool retailer and typically generates around $3 million in annual sales and hires approximately 15 employees per location.
“This is the second new retailer that the Retail Strategies partnership has introduced to Springfield, the first being Farmers Home Furniture which took over the space formerly home to Goody’s in January of 2017.”
Springfield, TN began working with Retail Strategies in March 2015. Portfolio Director Wesley Vaughn and Retail Development Manger Jordan Williams have worked to place retailers in the area, including successes such as Farmers Home Furniture.
We are thrilled to see the popularity of new retail in the area generating tax revenue and an increased quality of life.