ITHACA, NY – California-based discount tool store Harbor Freight Tools will soon be occupying the site of what was once a Maines Food and Party Warehouse at 100 Commercial Avenue in Ithaca.

Agracel, Inc., an Illinois-based warehouse and industrial space developer, recently purchased the property for $4.15 million. The property had been assessed at $3.1 million.

Harbor Freight Tools will be the building’s first tenant, but there may be others.

According to an Agracel representative, there is additional vacant space in the building that they are looking to lease. The plan is to turn the building into a multi-tenant retail commercial space.

The location should be open by the end of July, according to the Agracel representative.

Harbor Freight Tools operates 600 retail stores across 47 states, including at least 11 other locations in Upstate New York.

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