Tractor Supply Co. started construction on a retail store in Millsboro.

Construction on the store, located at 28667 Dupont Blvd., began in August with a goal of opening in early 2019.

“We’re not just building a store, we’re building a team that understands the needs of the Millsboro community,” said District Manager Alex Strange. “We know this community values living ‘Life Out Here’ just like us — with a focus on caring for their home, land, pets and animals. With the addition of our new location, we’re able to ensure the Millsboro community is fully equipped with the products they need.”

The Millsboro Tractor Supply plans to hire 12-15 employees with firsthand knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock and land.

At the store, customers will be able to shop products including workwear and boots, tractor and trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler and irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies and riding mowers. The Millsboro store will also carry food and supplies for pets, equine and livestock, as well as a pet wash station where customers will have access to wash bays, grooming tables and tools.

The Tractor Supply team will also seek to support pet adoption initiatives, area 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America chapters, county fairs and livestock shows.

Primax Properties will construct the 19,097-square-foot retail space. The store plans include a sales floor, external support service area and pet wash station.

The store opening, which is expected to occur in February 2019, will kick off with a four-day grand opening celebration, during which customers can sign up for Tractor Supply’s loyalty program, Neighbor’s Club. By registering, customers will receive member-only offers, birthday offers, personal purchase summaries and receipt-free returns.

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