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84 Lumber opens new Sarasota location
[Feb 26, 2024]

This location includes three buildings on 10 acres, with each structure measuring at more than 20,000 square feet. The entire location employs over 60 associates.

84 Lumber has been operating in Bradenton, Florida since 2006 before this relocation. The East Plametto store is about 15 miles north of Sarasota and will serve that market.

¡°Our Florida presence has had a great impact on our business for many years,¡± said 84 Lumber owner and CEO Maggie Hardy. ¡°Outgrowing our Bradenton location is proof that we are not only determined to bring in more business but that we are dedicated to doing everything we can to make our customers successful and satisfied. This new store location will allow us to continue to give this market exactly what it needs.¡±

Regarding the size of the new location, 84 Lumber General Manager Buzz Bowman added, ¡°This larger footprint will provide us with the tools to continue growing in the market and we look forward to a bright future ahead.¡±

Formerly a Ringling Bros. property, a circus-themed event was held on Feb. 21 to celebrate the grand opening.

The opening celebration was attended by 84 Lumber customers, associates, vendor partners, and officials from state and local governments ¨C including representatives from Sen. Marco Rubio¡¯s office, Sen. Jim Boyd¡¯s office, and Rep. Vern Buchanan¡¯s office, as well as city of Palmetto Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant. Guests enjoyed a circus-themed celebration that included food and entertainment such as funnel cakes, popcorn, a caricature artist, and a hi-striker bell ringer.

Source: 84lumber.com