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Posted on Tue, May 15, 2012 : 4:30 p.m.

Family Farm and Home opening in former Chelsea Pamida location

By Julie Baker

The Family Farm and Home department store is planning to open this year in the former Pamida store in the Chelsea Shopping Center on M-52 south of downtown, the Chelsea Standard reported.


The former Pamida location in the Chelsea Shopping Center.

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The discount chain store Pamida closed its doors on Dec. 31, 2010, after opening there in 1993. The store reopened in fall 2008 after a fire damaged the mall — and about $1 million in inventory — about five months earlier.

Family Farm and Home includes departments such as tools, hardware, automotive, pet, work and casual clothing, footwear, farm supplies, horse and livestock feed, bird food and lawn and garden.

The store plans to begin renovations of its 42,000 square feet of space by the end of June and is looking to open by August, according to the Standard report. About 14,000 square feet of the space is available for another tenant.

Founded in 2002, the Michigan-based Family Farm and Home operates 20 stores in the state and one in Indiana.

Read the full Chelsea Standard report.



Thu, May 17, 2012 : 12:40 p.m.

Is this similar to Tractor Supply Inc?


Wed, May 16, 2012 : 1:58 p.m.

I was hoping for a store like Target or Meijers. We need a store in Chelsea that has reasonible priced clothing for the family.


Wed, May 16, 2012 : 3 p.m.

Less drive time too.


Wed, May 16, 2012 : 2:37 a.m.

Welcome to the neighborhood!


Wed, May 16, 2012 : 12:31 a.m.

I was just told today as a matter of fact that Pamida in Tecumseh and Brooklyn will be closed soon and opened as a Shopco. Was told all Pamidas will be turned into "Shopco". I have never heard of this department store but clerk said they are like small Targets.

From Nearby

Wed, May 16, 2012 : 5:36 p.m.

Its Shopko. From Wisconsin.


Tue, May 15, 2012 : 10:01 p.m.

Sounds like a good match for a farm community. I shopped at Pamida some. Never had a complaint about it.