WESTFIELD – Smithland Supply plans to reopen the Westfield Agway store at 81 Springfield Road in early 2021, according to the building owner.

Nabil Hannoush said on Friday that the new operator was CT Gardens, LLC, which operates under the Smithland Supply brand.

Hannoush also owns the retail buildings next to a complex called Riverside Place, which contains his family’s Shortstop Bar & Grill and the new 18,000 square foot Planet Fitness building.

Hannoush marketed the 14,000 square foot Agway building in hopes of attracting a new tenant. He preferred a lawn and garden operator. He said the new operators plan to use the building’s greenhouses.

Smithland Supply is headquartered in North Branford, Connecticut and has 12 locations in that state and Massachusetts, including Northampton, Hadley and Ludlow. The company bought the old Dave’s Soda & Pet City stores in 2019 from founder Dave Ratner, who kept Agawam Dave’s. Like Ratner, Smithway sells Agway branded products.

The most recent operators of the Westfield Agway site, Brian and Stacey Kelly, closed Kelly’s Home and Garden in December 2019. The couple had both reopened the Westfield store and the Palmer Agway, both on Route 20, in February 2017. The Palmer store is also closed.

Hannoush said on Friday that the law firm Bacon wilson built offices in the same old car dealership as Shortstop Bar & Grill. The space became available when Planet Fitness moved into its new building earlier this year.

The complex now has a traffic light, making it easier to exit and turn left heading east towards Westfield town center.