The seventeenth Coastal Farm and Ranch retail store has opened in a renovated Kmart in Marysville, Wash., which includes more than 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor sales space.
Coastal, which employs 750 people in Oregon and Washington, was attracted by the location due to the combination of its “strong urban center” with a “thriving farm and rural community,” said Byron Baule, its operations manager, in press release.
“We’re excited about the current environment and future growth of the Marysville market,” he said. “We’re here to stay.”
An official grand opening of the store in early March will have a community cookout, about $15,000 in prizes, performances by high school bands and cheerleaders, as well as fundraisers for local FFA and 4H organizations. The new store’s 20,000-square foot outdoor yard features fencing, livestock handling equipment and other goods.
About one-third of the 50,000-square foot indoor store is devoted to clothing, including an expansive selection of Wrangler and Carhartt brands, as well as more than 2,000 pairs of boots.
Another third is dedicated to hardware, tools, automotive supplies and similar products, while the rest of the store contains animal health goods, feed, supplements and farm equipment.
Guns, ammunition, fishing, hunting and camping supplies are found in the store’s sporting goods department, while customers can find stoves and fireplaces in its “hearth and home” department.
“We really have something for everyone,” Baule said.