Agriculture retail store Stock+Field is reopening 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, at Northpoint Plaza in Streator.
The store was closed earlier this year after Stock+Field filed for bankruptcy and then closed all of its 25 stores.
The R.P. Acquisition Corporation — a wholly owned subsidiary of R.P. Lumber Co., Inc — purchased the Stock+Field assets out of bankruptcy court in April of 2021 and has reopened 16 of 22 locations in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, including stores in Morris and Pontiac.
“We will continue to offer the brands that farm families and outdoor recreational enthusiasts find essential,” said Jason Plummer, vice president of the R.P. Acquisition Corporation, in a prior press release. “We also want to involve our customers in the process of defining our new identity. Their voices are important, and we want them to know we are listening.”
The new ownership group is planning to rebrand the store with a new name. The group had the public submit suggestions for a new store name, with the intention of announcing the new name in July.
Founded in Watseka in 1964 as Big R Stores, Stock+Field is a farm, home and outdoor recreation retail destination.
Based in Edwardsville, R.P. Lumber Co., Inc. is a family-owned retailer that operates 72 full-service hardware and building material stores throughout Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming and Iowa. The company was founded in 1977 by CEO Robert L. Plummer in Staunton and is backed by the strength of its status as a member-owner of Do it Best Corp., a US-based lumber, building materials, and hardware co-op with thousands of independently owned locations in the United States and more than 50 other countries.
News and information about opening dates and career opportunities can be found at www.StockAndField.com.
Source: The Daily Chronicle