Boot Barn sets grand opening date in South Portland, Maine

It doesn't seem that long ago that Toys 'R' Us and Kids 'R' Us ruled the mall at 301 Maine Mall Road in South Portland. As it turns out, that was quite a while ago, as the iconic Toys 'R' Us store visible from the Maine Turnpike closed permanently back in 2018.

A lot has changed on this square since then. Stores came and went (including several versions of Spirit Halloween) before two retailers settled on their space: Bernie and Phyl's Furniture and Eastern Mountain Sports.

Unfortunately, Eastern Mountain Sports' tenure didn't last long and it appeared in recent months that the large retail space next to Bernie and Phyl's might be vacant for an extended period of time. But that won't be the case.

Signs are posted alerting potential buyers that Maine will soon get its first location for the popular western clothing and shoe chain Boot Barn. Boot Barn currently operates more than 380 stores nationwide. Their South Portland location will have a grand opening on Tuesday, May 21st.

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Boot Barn is pretty straightforward about what to expect when it opens. Their stores are all about cowboy clothing and traditional clothing, as well as shoes and boots, cowboy boots, work boots, and everything else you would expect to find on the feet of people in the Wild West or modern Texas.

If you love the smell of leather and leather products, jeans and other decorations and gifts related to the culture of the Wild West, you will quickly fall in love with Boot Barn.

Facebook via Renee DeMars Baldwin

Facebook via Renee DeMars Baldwin

Boot Barn will be the second major U.S. chain to debut in the Maine Mall area this spring. Floor & Decor, an up-and-coming Home Depot competitor, is renovating the old Christmas Tree Shops in Scarborough.

With the opening of Boot Barn in Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island become the only two states in the country without a location of the popular chain.

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