By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — Trussville Mayor Buddy Choat said the former Kmart in the Trussville Shopping Center will be split into three businesses.
Tractor Supply Company (TSC) will go into the gardening side of the building and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will go on the other side. A third company has not been announced.
The old Kmart building, off Chalkville Mountain Road, has been vacant for years as city leaders and Aronov, the company that manages the shopping center, have been hoping for a tenant. Aronov has been in talks about remodeling the center but no plans have been released.
TSC has over 1,800 stores, including Moody, Gardendale and Chelsea. The stores supply basic maintenance products for homes, land, pets and animal owners. Products include clothing, equine and pet supplies, tractor/trailer parts and accessories, lawn and garden supplies, sprinkler/irrigation parts, power tools, fencing, welding and pump supplies, riding mowers and more.
The Trussville store is expected to open in late June 2021.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is a large retail chain that sells closeout merchandise and excess inventory. The company has around 395 stores that carry items from departments including housewares, sporting goods, flooring and food. Those items are purchased as closeouts, overstocks, package changes, manufacturer refurbished goods and irregulars.
No opening date for Ollie’s has been announced.
A third possible business for the old Kmart is Crunch Fitness. The company has been in discussions about moving into the spot.