Harbor Freight Tools planned for Route 58

Harbor Freight Tools, a West Coast-based chain that sells discount tools and equipment, plans to take over the Route 58 storefront vacated by Home Goods when it moved west on Route 58 into The Shops at Riverhead shopping center. 

Harbor Freight Tools, a family-owned company, was started in 1977 and now has more than 900 stores nationwide, includes locations in Centereach, Commack, Bay Shore, Amityville and Melville, according to its website. 

The company is based in Calabasas, Calif. 

Home Goods left its previous 17,250-square-foot storefront, adjacent to Staples, for a combined location with Marshalls. Both brands are owned by TJX company. 

The former Home Goods site is one of several storefronts on Route 58 that recently closed or have announced plans to close. 

Edwards Sporting Goods, which has been at the corner of East Main Street and Route 58 since 1954, announced last week that it was closing, according to owners Ron and Diane McGee. 

The store is still open and has not set a closing date, although the McGees told the News-Review they have a buyer, whom they did not identify. 

Martin Sendlewski, architect for that buyer, said the building will be divided into separate retail stores, although it has not been decided how many stores will be created or what businesses will occupy them.  

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Photo caption: Harbor Freight in Commack (Courtesy photo)