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Southern States to open Mooresville store in October

Location of the new Southern States farm supply superstore at 539 East Plaza Drive in Mooresville.
Location of the new Southern States farm supply superstore at 539 East Plaza Drive in Mooresville. Courtesy of Southern States

Southern States continues its expansion into the Charlotte area with a new farm supply superstore slated to open in Mooresville at the end of October.

The new location is one of the company’s largest, with two leased units totaling 27,000 square feet at 539 East Plaza Drive, in the shopping center anchored by Food Lion.

The store will have a 12,000-square-foot showroom that will feature a variety of farm and home supplies, including animal feed and residential fertilizer. A 5,000-square-foot outside display will showcase farm-related items like fencing and bunk feeders, and the store’s “ag room” will house products including livestock handling equipment.

“We have a robust agricultural community within our area and Southern States will provide a wide range of farm and home supplies to this customer base,” Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins said in a statement.

The store opening will create 22 new jobs.

The Richmond, Va.-based farm supply cooperative opened another local store in Rock Hill on July 17 and has said it plans to operate more Charlotte-area stores in the future.

The company operates over 1,200 retail outlets across 23 states.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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