Ted Herget surveys his surroundings inside the new Gearhead Outfitters store in the former Sears Building on Highland Drive at Caraway Road. A restored 1971 Volkswagen van is part of the decor.

JONESBORO — Retail at Highland Drive and Caraway Road is coming back to life. But it’s taken longer than expected.

In fact, Ted Herget, owner of the new Gearhead Outfitters, which opened a few days ago, had thought it would open in April. Renovations to the former Sears building still aren’t complete, and not everything Herget plans to have in his 16,000-square-foot store has arrived, but most of his clothing inventory has been on hand for months.