ity Manager Rich Olson reported last November that Harbor Freight Tools intended to open a store in around 15,000 square feet of the building once in the past possessed by Walmart at Port Elizabeth Center. Another piece of the previous Walmart building is rented by BH Properties, the strip mall’s Los Angeles-based proprietor, to the U.S. Drift Guard for capacity.
Olson said Friday city authorities knew Harbor Freight was arranging remodels to the site however haven’t yet heard “anything clear” around an opening date.
“We’ve thought about Harbor Freight going in that area for an expanded timeframe. We’re happy to see that it’s at last emerging,” he said.
City arranging authorities said Thursday that Harbor Freight has gotten a zoning license and its business enlistment from the city. The organization’s best courses of action, arranging authorities stated, are to get endorsements from the city Fire Department and city Building Inspections Division, and after that get a testament of inhabitance.
City Fire Marshal Barry Overman said in an email Friday his area of expertise is working through the city’s standard building and development process with Harbor Freight. Head Building Inspector Stanley Ward said in an email his office can’t estimate on anticipated dates for definite investigations or business openings.
Trish Sisson, who works in Harbor Freight’s business and lawful consistence office, couldn’t instantly affirm an anticipated opening date for the organization’s new store in Elizabeth City.
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As indicated by its site, Harbor Freight was established in 1977 and works no less than 900 stores across the nation. Its stores nearest to Elizabeth City are in Virginia Beach and Newport News in Virginia and Winterville in Pitt County.