PEORIA — A retail business that has called South Peoria home for half of a century will move to the other side of the Illinois River this spring as part of a facility upgrade that will offer more options to its customers.

Tractor Supply Co. will move from its home on Southwest Washington Street to 900 S. Main St. in East Peoria, with a tentative opening date in mid-May, according to a company representative.

"Tractor Supply has proudly served the Peoria community since the early '60s, and we are looking forward to having the opportunity to better serve this community with these enhancements," spokeswoman Grace Stewart wrote in an email response to questions from the Journal Star.

The new site will feature self-check out registers, pet wash stations that include professional-grade wash bays and grooming tables, and reserved parking spaces for both active and retired military personnel.