Harbor Freight Tools opens its doors

Published on Friday, 24 July 2020 13:00


BRISTOL – Harbor Freight Tools is now open.

Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu said that the City of Bristol is pleased that Harbor Freight has chosen Bristol as the location for their tenth store in Connecticut.

“Working with them for the last several months to finalize site specific issues and their participation in the City’s tax abatement program was an important component in filling this retail space,” said Zoppo-Sassu. “It has allowed them to invest in some much-needed infrastructure improvements that were needed for their specific build-out.”

Justin Malley, economic and community development director for the City of Bristol, said that Harbor Freight is a family-owned business with more than 1,000 stores in the country.

“They offer homeowners, businesses and contractors a new, affordable, option for purchasing tools as well as providing a number of people an opportunity to work for them. It’s a win-win for Bristol.”

The store located at 871 Farmington Ave. will stock a full selection of tools and accessories including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment and hand tools which come with a lifetime warranty.

Jeff Davila, district manager at Harbor Freight, said that Harbor Freight is “ready to serve” and to “deliver value” to customers in Bristol and surrounding communities. The new store brings approximately 35 new jobs to the community.

“At Harbor Freight, we recognize that now, more than ever, our customers depend on Harbor Freight for the tools they need to get the job done at an affordable price,” said Davila. “We are the place for quality tools at the lowest prices for mechanics, contractors, homeowners and hobbyists – any tool user who cares about value.”

Davila added that, during the covid-19 crisis, all Harbor Freight stores have implemented more frequent cleaning and are following the health and safety guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, including social distancing.

Those who are experiencing covid-19 symptoms are asked to instead shop online at harborfreight.com.

As a designated essential service, Harbor Freight will be open seven days a week. They will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Friday, 24 July 2020 13:00. Updated: Friday, 24 July 2020 13:03.