Fleet Farm in Eau Claire ready to open Thursday morning

Published: Sep. 5, 2018 at 7:52 PM CDT
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A retail chain opens it doors for a sneak peak before its grand opening later this week.

Fleet Farm held its friends and family event Wednesday afternoon on Old Town Hall Road in Eau Claire.

The store is more than 218,000 square feet and brought about 200 jobs.

Fleet Farm says it provides several product categories including outdoors, sporting goods, and hardware.

In-store services include grocery, tire, battery, and auto.

The store's CEO says he's excited for the public to take a look inside.

"We open our doors at 7 a.m. so we open Thursday, and then we have huge grand opening celebration Friday,Saturday,and Sunday of this week with events, games for kids. It's just going to be a lot of fun for families," said Derick Prelle with Fleet Farm.

Fleet Farm has 40 locations across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and North Dakota.