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CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Clarion area will receive another new store in the near future as Harbor Freight Tools is set to take over the old Peebles / Gordman building near the Clarion Mall.

Harbor Freight Tools operates a chain of retail stores, as well as a mail order and e-commerce business offering a wide range of tools, equipment and supplies.

Founded in 1977, the company is headquartered in Calabasas, California, and currently employs more than 20,000 people in the United States with more than 1,000 sites in 48 states. Their closest locations in the area are at Cranberry, DuBois, and Butler.

Known for offering products sourced direct from the manufacturers and all tested in their own quality assurance facility, Harbor Freight has grown into one of the nation’s leading tool retailers.

Harbor Freight is currently looking to hire a retail inventory manager for the new Clarion store.

Other vacancies should be listed soon.

(Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography)

(Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint media photography)

Before Harbor Freight took over the building, the building was recently used as a vaccination clinic site, starting in late January 2021. Clarion County leased the old Godman’s / Peebles building for $ 3,000.00 per month and was later reimbursed by COVID-19 grants. Clarion Hospital and the Butler Health System managed the clinic with the help of Clarion County employees. The vaccination clinic located in the building hosted its last day of clinic on June 23.

The building’s last retail store was Gordman’s, which was only in place from September 2020 until May 2021, when its parent company, Stage Stores, Inc., filed for bankruptcy. Prior to Gordman’s, the storefront was Peebles, another subsidiary of Stage Stores, Inc.

Harbor Freight will join Family Farm & Home, which held its grand opening at the Clarion Mall on Friday, October 29, as two new Monroe Township retailers.

The store is expected to open early next year.

(Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography)

(Photo by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint media photography)

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