LAYTON -- A store that prides itself on being "a ranch and home store and so much more" will fill a vacant building and offer about 30 new jobs.
This summer, C-A-L Ranch Stores will open its ninth store in Utah, and 15th overall, when it moves into the building left vacant when Dick's Marketplace closed at the end of last year.
"We're really excited about the new store in Layton," said Dustin Lee, marketing manager at C-A-L Ranch Stores. "We've been looking to have one there for a while, and it fills a gap between other stores."
The new location will be at 88 S. Fairfield Road, just south of where Fairfield Road and Gentile Street meet.
That puts it close to being in the middle between C-A-L Ranch Stores in Farr West and West Jordan. Other Utah locations are Logan, Tooele, American Fork, Vernal, Spanish Fork and Cedar City.
There are also five C-A-L Ranch Store locations in southeast Idaho and one in northern Nevada.
Founded in 1959 in downtown Idaho Falls, Idaho, C-A-L Ranch Stores offer a mix of ranch and farm supplies, hard goods and soft goods targeted at the agriculturally oriented customer.
The store also sells sporting goods, clothing, footwear, electrical and plumbing supplies, and hardware.
"It's the type of operation that blends well with the city and the needs of the city," said Mayor Steve Curtis. "It just broadens out a better variety of what is offered within the city."
Lee said plans are to open the Layton store the week of June 13, but that date is not set in stone. Depending on construction and remodeling, the opening may be delayed a week or so.
Curtis is not only excited about the products that will be available in the new store, but also about what it is doing for the city with new jobs.
C-A-L Ranch Stores will hold a job fair April 27-28 at the Utah Department of Workforce Services, 1290 E. 1450 South in Clearfield.
Lee said the company is looking for part-time and full-time employees, including assistant managers.
Lee said C-A-L Ranch Stores is planning to open three other stores during the next 14 months. He did not identify locations for those stores.
Layton has welcomed a variety of new businesses recently, and Curtis said there is a reason why Layton is attracting new companies.
"Success breeds success, and that's what's occurring a lot in Layton," he said.
"Those who want to conduct business are looking for opportunities where they can be successful."