Nelson, New Nelson (CNN) – The New Nelson Appliance Repair Parts Store is opening its doors to help its customers find parts, repair tools and other appliances they can use on their next repair job.
The store’s owner, Brian Johnson, said the business will open its doors Thursday at 5 p.m. on the corner of North Avenue and North Main Street in downtown Nelson.
The shop will also have a second location at 4 p.M.
Friday on the city’s north side.
Johnson said the first location would open at 10 a.m., and the second would open in the morning.
The new store is the first new Nelson appliance store since it opened in December.
The company plans to have 50 full-time employees in Nelson, including a sales rep, a kitchen manager and a receptionist, Johnson said.
He said the new store will be able to serve as a “hub” for the community.
The business opened with two full-service outlets in December, and two part-time outlets, Johnson told CNN.
The new store won’t be a part of that chain.
“This is a brand new store that is opening up,” Johnson said, adding that the new space will be smaller, with about 30 employees.
Nelson Mayor John Mowery said the move was a good move by the company to help the community get more products.
“They’re doing the right thing, and I applaud them for that,” Mowerey said.
“We’re fortunate to have the best appliance repair stores in the country.”
Nelson is a diverse community of about 1,400 residents with a population of about 2,300, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Johnson said the store is open seven days a week and is looking to fill all the jobs available.
He said they will be hiring locally.
The store’s new location will be at 4:30 p.t. on Thursday, while the new location at the new Nelson city hall will be open on Friday from 6 a.t.-8 a.p.m.(CNN’s Michael S. Johnson in Nelson and CNN’s John Sutter in New Nelson contributed to this report.)