LL COTE SPORTS CENTER (ERROL, NH)
Step through the doors of the LL Cote Sports Center in Errol and the first thing you might notice is the white moose. The handsome animal commands attention and is a hint that your shopping experience is going to be out of the ordinary.
The 50,000 square foot building begs to be explored. With eight departments and an extensive inventory, you’d be hard pressed not to find what you need from the array of brand name products that stock the shelves, walls, display cases and floor space.
LL Cote has a fully stocked hunting department, with over 1,000 firearms in stock, along with ammunition and gun safes. The archery department’s knowledgeable staff stands ready to answer questions or let you try out a bow at the indoor archery range. The store’s fishing department has all the equipment you’ll need to fish in all four seasons, and the recreation department stocks Yamaha ATVs and snowmachines, along with kayaks and camping equipment. Hunting and fishing licenses are available, too.
Men, women and children’s clothing includes brand names like Under Armour and Carhartt, and a nice selection of specialty items and footwear.
Explore the gift shop to find a souvenir of your trip or a much needed household item. And because kids and pets are likely to be part of your travel plans, LL Cote has stocked the shelves with toys and pet supplies for these important members of the family.
You can gas up at the 24-hour pumps, shop in the convenience store, which houses a Subway restaurant, or find just what you need in the hardware store, with its full service lumber yard. An online store was recently added.
The family-owned business has been in operation since 1986, when Louise and Luc Cote first opened a small sporting goods store at the intersection of Routes 16 and 26 in Errol. Through the years, the store has expanded and their children Kristina and Shawn have now joined the business.
“It’s the diversity of the store that makes it successful,” says Kristina Cote. “We have a large inventory and there is such a selection and variety. Many people who shop here say that they don’t have anything like it where they live.”
Kristina also notes that customers from Vermont, Maine and elsewhere appreciate the tax-free shopping. “We’re also at a crossroads for the second home market in Pittsburg and the Rangeley Lakes, and we see a lot of people from those areas.”
The extensive inventory, brand name products, friendly staff and excellent customer service will keep you coming back once you discover this gem of a store.
LL Cote is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (603) 482-7777 or (800) 287-7700
Address: 25 Main St, Errol, NH 03579