Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ranch supply store steps closer to Wellsville move

By CLINTON DICK, Herald Staff Writer | 12/16/2013

WELLSVILLE — With a zoning change now approved by the city, Holton Ranch Supply is expected to complete its move to Wellsville by the end of summer 2014, Ryan Holton, president of Holton Ranch Supply, 36450 Frontage Road, Edgerton, said.

“We are actually looking at some local builders there in Wellsville,” he said. “Getting the store up, that’s what’s next. It ought to happen right away.”

WELLSVILLE — With a zoning change now approved by the city, Holton Ranch Supply is expected to complete its move to Wellsville by the end of summer 2014, Ryan Holton, president of Holton Ranch Supply, 36450 Frontage Road, Edgerton, said.

“We are actually looking at some local builders there in Wellsville,” he said. “Getting the store up, that’s what’s next. It ought to happen right away.”

The Wellsville City Council voted unanimously to rezone a 29.4-acre tract located at 4730 Fiber Lane, Wellsville, from agriculture to C-2 commercial use at its Wednesday meeting. The land, which is located on the east side of K-33, just south of the BNSF Railway line, is being purchased from the owner, Thomas Van Keirsbilck, by the Holton family, owners of Holton Ranch Supply.

“We’ve lived there in [Wellsville] and know a lot of people within town, and they’re great customers of ours,” Holton said previously. “We just wanted to move a little closer to them. We just figured it would be easier to grow our business.”

Holton Ranch Supply, originally Holton Trailers, sells western supples and will keep the same business model while expanding its selection once the business moves, Holton said. Items such as more feed, more tack, western wear and farm and ranch supplies will be available, Holton said previously.

Holton has three sons who help out with the family business: twin 11-year-olds Logan and Lane, and Hayden, 6. He said everyone is excited for the scheduled move to Wellsville.

“It is the whole entire family that is excited,” he said. “The kids will be within walking distance to work after school. About everybody who has heard about the move has stopped us on the street and said they are excited.”

Bill Lytle, Wellsville mayor, agreed many people are eagerly awaiting the business’ move.

“I’m glad to have them choose to come to the community,” Lytle said. “We are looking forward to a long relationship between them and the community. We are glad to welcome them.”

As for the Edgerton location, Holton said, there won’t be two Holton Ranch Supply stores, and the family is still working out the plans for the location.

“We’ve got another business model to go [in Edgerton],” Holton said. “We are not ready to announce it yet. We will operate out of both stores for the first three to six months [after the move].”

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