Shelby County is getting a new player in the farm and home retail market.
Rural King Supply, a chain of 53 stores based in Mantoon, Ill., will open this fall in the space on Boone Station Road that had been vacated during Kroger’s move to its new marketplace store.
“We’re very excited to be part of the community, anxious to be there,” Alex Melvin, the company’s vice president, said Wednesday. “It looks like a great area. I love flying over the area, love to see how rural it is, love how gorgeous it is.”