Springfield, MO

Harbor Freight Tools signs a 10-year lease of the former Staples at 2636 N. Kansas Expressway.
Photo provided by Scott F. Harrell & Associates Inc.
Harbor Freight Tools signs a 10-year lease of the former Staples at 2636 N. Kansas Expressway.

Harbor Freight leases shuttered Staples building

Posted online

Calabasas, California-based Harbor Freight Tools signed a lease to occupy the shuttered north-side Staples building, according to listing agent Scott Harrell.

Harrell said Harbor Freight plans to open its second Springfield store at 2636 N. Kansas Expressway. A spokesman with Harbor Freight, which operates a store at 3909 S. Campbell Ave., could not be reached for comment by deadline.

Harrell’s company, Scott F. Harrell & Associates Inc., listed the property owned by Paper Clip LLC in February after Staples vacated the 23,942-square-foot building. He said Harbor Freight signed a 10-year lease for undisclosed terms.

Harbor Freight’s products include power tools, engines, welding equipment and generators. It operates over 800 stores, according to its website.

Staples Inc., which recently sold to private equity firm Sycamore Partners, announced in March plans to close 70 more stores this year.


No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Startup Corner: Eden Garrett, Eden’s Flower Truck

The 21-year-old is working to graduate in May while cultivating her small business.

Most Read
SBJ Live logo
Demand Pull Inventory Control

“We’re doing really complicated math, forecasting way in the spring, what we’re gonna need in inventory by what date,” says Shawn Askinosie, the Founder and CEO of Askinosie Chocolate. The …

Need to Focus Leads to Sale of Business “It’s been hard for me to choose. There is a point when I knew I needed to focus on one of these businesses,” says Elle Feldman, owner of Elle’s Patisserie and Lavare Spa (now rebranded as …
My Mentor - My Teammate in Life “He was a strong man of faith and courage and very wise - my biggest supporter in any endeavor in life,” says Tami North, Executive Director of the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce and one of …
From Cutbacks to Cutting Tracks “Every day you’ve gotta wake up and say, ‘I’ve gotta make money today,’ says, Ricky Smiley, Founder and Producer of Smiley Records, LLC. When Smiley was laid off from a job he held for 18 …
Consistent Marketing  “Marketing for a company can be very interesting, in the sense that it’s hard to stand out in the crowd from everyone else,” says Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business …